Friday, December 14, 2007

IT IS HERE!!!!!!!!!! WE HAVE I171-H!!!!!!!!!!!

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Borrowed from Blue's Clues

Here's the mail
it never fails
it makes me want to wag my tail
when it comes I wanna wail
MAAAAIIIILLLL!!!

I AM SOOOOOOOO THRILLED! WOOOOOHOOOOOO! IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE!!!! My Christmas wish is happening. Lord willing (and the creek don't rise) we are going to be DTC- dossier to China before Christmas. This is truly a Christmas miracle.





So here is the plan as of now. Monday I will drive with both of the girls to Austin at the butt crack of dawn. Seriously... we will get in the car to leave at like 5am. (I don't really do mornings so this is very early for me!) We will get to the Secretary of State's office before 8am when it opens. We will hopefully get out of there very quickly and head back. We will go straight to the Chinese Consulate's office not too far from where we live. However, here are the hours.... 9:00-11:30 am and 1:30-3:30 pm... SOOO I am not going to easily be able to get there before they close for lunch. I'll try but I don't know. We will probably just take a lunch break and wait till they re-open. When they do we will be waiting to be the first in line. We will plead for them to stamp our documents while we wait. They will hopefully tell us to come back in an hour or so and we will do so. We will then take the documents directly to FedEx. We will overnight our dossier to Stefani and Terri at CHI. They will receive the documents Tuesday morning. They are waiting to review and send it off ASAP. It will be sent to China, translated by a staff person who is in country at the moment and delivered to the government. WOOOHOOOO!

Then the next step will be to wait for LID- log in date. This means your paperwork has been logged in and is under official review. This can be 1-5 weeks I think. It seems 20 days is about average. I know better than to pray for MY timing. I am praying for God's perfect timing and for my heart to be ready to accept that timing. I would be so grateful if you would pray with me about that. After that we wait for LOA-Letter of Acceptance. We officially accept her as our baby and then we wait for TA- travel approval very soon after. It is still looking like May or June for picking her up. We will see what God has up His sleeve for our family.

WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for caring and walking with us to bring home this beautiful girl.

HUGS! Angel

16 comments:

Ellie said...

Well it is about dam time!

Did you go postal, or did you serve cookies?

Kim said...

Congrats!!!! This has been an amazing week in adoption land. I'm amazed every day at the new miracles God is presenting to us.

I'll pray that Monday goes as planned, and that your heart can handle the next wait.

Kim said...

Congrats!!!! This has been an amazing week in adoption land. I'm amazed every day at the new miracles God is presenting to us.

I'll pray that Monday goes as planned, and that your heart can handle the next wait.

Emily said...

I'm extremely jealous that you got yours today & we didn't, but I love you anyway. Congratulations!

Christina said...

YEAHHHHHH. I am so excited for you all and can't wait to follow your journey in bringing this sweet little girl home.

The Collins Family said...

Yahooooooooo!

Misty said...

Hooray...Hooray! Merry Christmas to you!!
Misty
www.journeytobabylyza.blogspot.com/

Mandy said...

Congratulations! What a great Christmas present!

Mandy said...

Congratulations! What a great Christmas present!

Marianne said...

Congratulations Angel, I will be keeping your family in my prayers that all Kaiya's paperwork is processed quickly so that she can be home with you all soon.

I've been following your blog for a few months now, and must admit I spent hours reading about your journey to Zoe which truly touched my heart. And everytime I look at pictures of your family I am inspired.

Marianne

Amy said...

Yeah!! Praying that the Lord grants you patience in the wait and for Him to put His protective arms around Kaiya.

Jane-Jane said...

waiting and praying, that is the theme of my life...I would be honored to pray for you! Be safe on Monday!

THE MERRILL FAMILY said...

Whoo hooo! Congratulations!

amber said...

Wahoooooooo! I am rejoicing with you big time!! And I will be thinking and praying for you on Monday as you have QUITE the day planned! I had a couple days like that right before we left -- trying to get everything done and sent off in time.

Love ya and I am SOOO happy you got that little piece of paper!!!

Amber

GDS said...

Ahhh what a feeling that is. You can almost feel that precious girl in your arms already can't you!

Butt crack of dawn - now that's funny right there.

Sarah said...

Congratulations! I am sure it made the weekend so much more enjoyable!! Hope everything goes well getting your dossier out!!

Sarah