James 1:27 " Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. "

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Update on the process

Last Friday we found out that our I800 was approved on July 14th.  After our I800 was approved it was forwarded on to the National Visa Center.  At the NVC they "cable" or email our approval to the US Consulate in Guangzhou, China.  We found out today that we were cabled.  So know we wait until they send us a copy of the letter so we can send it on to our agency who forwards it to their in China staff.  Once they receive it they drop everything off at the consulate where we wait for two weeks for them to issue our Article 5.  Once that is issued we wait for the CCWCA to issue our Travel Approval, which usually occurs in 2-4 weeks.  Then we will travel in 1-3 weeks.  We are slowly, but surely getting closer to Carsen!!


  1. Yay Caroline! You're getting so close now! We leave home on Monday the 1st, catch an early flight on the 2nd and land in Shanghai on the 3rd. Max's Gotcha Day is August 8th! Things moved very quickly once we were cabled - so get ready!

    Jill G

  2. WOW! I can only pray that we get our LOA as fast as you do. What agency are you with? We are with CCAI. We are on day 38 and it seems like it will never come!
    I am so excited you will be leaving soon!! I think our babies are about the same age! Zoey's bday is February 16, 2010. She will be about 21 mths when we get her (hopefully!)
    Can't wait to hear that you are on your way! Carson is a DOLL!!!! I know you can't wait to hold in your arms.I can't wait to follow you in China!!! WOOHOO!!!!

  3. love your blog!!

  4. Hi Caroline! I just came across your blog and realized we are on the same time frame and we also live in Missouri...St. Louis. Would love to connect with you! my email is skletaylor@yahoo.com