Tuesday, April 29, 2008

TA-da!

We got an email from our agency about an hour ago letting us know that China has issues our TA and it is on its way to the United States. YES!!!


For those of you not familiar with the "alphabet soup" of adoption, TA stands for Travel Approval. It means we've officially been invited to China to get our little guy! Let the countdown begin.

What next? The last step in the adoption trip is the American Consulate for a swearing in ceremony, so the itinerary works backwards from there. So we just requested our U.S. Consulate Appointment (also known as "CA"). We should hear if we got our first, second, or third choice (choices have to be a week apart) by next Friday. I'm hoping we'll hear sooner.

Our requests, in order, were 6/2, 6/9, 6/16.

If we get our CA on 6/2, that means we would leave for China on 5/23 and probably meet Addison on 5/25 (which also happens to be our 11th Wedding Anniversary).

Wow. We've got a lot of work to do before then.

Wow. We're really going to be a family of four.

Wow. God has truly blessed us.

~The Lucky Ones

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you ...

bytheriver said...

Congrats! Stacy

Patricia/NYC said...

HOORAY!!!! Can you hear me shouting all the way from NYC?!?!

FANTASTIC news!! Wouldn't that be extra wonderful to meet your son on your wedding anniversary!!

In any case, each of those days means travel is SOON!!! Can't wait to follow your journey!

How is Kate feeling??

HUGS!!!

Anonymous said...

Great.
Bring my Grandson home.
Love.Dad (OPA)

Patricia/NYC said...

Hooray!!!FABULOUS news!! I cannot wait to follow your journey to that handsome little boy!

How is Kate feeling?? I pray she's on the mend! Gosh, I wish we lived closer...I'd love to be able to help you out!

HUGS my friend!!

The Lewises said...

WOO HOO!!!! SOOO glad to hear it!! :D We're doing a happy dance in the Lewis household!!! Hurry and get that boy, because David's now Emily's Cinderella sidekick. We need more testosterone in the play group! :D Caroline

Karen M said...

AWESOME news :) :) :) We are SO very excited for all of you. The Lucky Ones, indeed! Hugs. ~Karen

LucisMomma said...

HOORAY!!!

so excited for you!!

I agree, we families are the lucky ones!

Snowflowers Mum said...

at last!!!!

wow! so happy for you guys!!