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, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween and Adoption Update

On the adoption front our I800 was approved last Friday.  Now we are awaiting the National Visa Center to send our things to the US Consulate in Guangzhou so we can have our Article 5 drop off, which is part of the visa process.  This will take about 3 more weeks to complete, then we will be waiting for our Travel Approval.  Carsen was a cowboy for Halloween this year.  He had a good time for the little bit of trick or treating he got to do before the rain started.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Big news this week on the Avery front.  We have been notified by our agency that our LOA, Letter of Acceptance, is on its way from China.  This means we have been officially approved to adoption Avery.  Our next step will be to file our I800 with Citizen's and Immigration Services.  This process takes 2-3 weeks, then we wait for it to sent from the National Visa Center to the US Consulate in Guangzhou, China, which takes approximately one week.   Then our Article 5 will be dropped off and be picked up 10 business days later.  Once that is finished we will be officially waiting for China to issue our Travel Approval.  This should occur around the first of December and we are hoping to travel later in December.