Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hoping ...

At day 102, not very close to the expected day 70, we finally received our LOA (Letter of Acceptance)! We had stopped counting days because it was a little daunting seeing day 80 then day 90 go by. So, for sanity's sake, we stopped looking at the calendar. As it turns out, we got a sweet treat for Halloween in the form of a phone call from our agency.

It should take about 21 days (and this seems to be on schedule) from when China receives our LOA to receive TA (Travel Approval). All we have to do is sign it and overnight it back to the agency. For those of you who followed our trip for Jenna, we received TA the day before Thanksgiving and we left for China on Nov. 30. Jenna's "Gotcha Day" was Dec. 2, which happens to be Jack's birthday. We're hoping to make it over there by then. I'm posting another picture of Jenna with Jack in Gansu, hoping that they will be together again soon ... hoping to finally get my arms around our little boy ... hoping that he will be as happy to meet his forever family as we are to welcome him home.


jporter said...

YEA!!! Congratulations on your LOA! We also received ours on Fri. so maybe we will see each other in Guangzhou. Not much longer:)! Julie Porter(Gentry & Larkin's mommy)

Amanda said...

Hi Michele,
Congratulations! Our prayers are with you for swift and safe travel. I can't wait to see pictures of you, Dan and all 4 of your children together!

Many Blessings,

Bob R said...

Wonderful news! Can't wait to hear all about your trip to China and everyone's reaction to Jack's arrival!


Bob R

teri said...

Hi Michele,

We are so excited for you and your family. I hope the TA comes very fast so you can get your sweet little boy home soon!!

Prichard Family

Sharon said...

WOW! This has been a long road for you guys! SO EXCITED you are so close!

Jenn said...

Congrats on your LOA, one piece of daunting paperwork closer to bring Jack home. It is so funny to look at pics from PL and see him with our daughter. He sure has grown a lot. I pray that you are able to be with him soon. Come on TA!!!! Jack needs to come HOME!