Friday, November 14, 2008

LOA!

My beautiful mei mei, Chayah. You'll be home soon baby girl!!

I am just soooo excited!!! It is still so surreal that our LOA is actually here!! Well, waiting for it to arrive Fed-Ex to our house, but it is on its way from our agency- it should be here within a few hours! Getting our LOA means that once my parents sign it and send it back to China, our TA (Travel Approval) will be issued- meaning that we can then go to China for CHAYAH! This is what our agency has told us regarding travel: "At this time our estimate for your travel is five to eight weeks! I understand from our Travel Department that there is chance you would be traveling over the holidays." Five to eight weeks from yesterday, November 13th would be somewhere within December 18th to January 8th. In December/January, Chayah will be HOME!!!! It is finally happening! After all of this waiting... Chayah is going to be coming home! Our LOI (Letter of Intent) to adopt Chayah was sent on December 21, 2007- one year before she will be coming home! We do not know the dates that we will be traveling yet, but the best estimate our agency has given us is that we should be traveling sometime between December 18th and January 8th- just five to eight weeks away!!!

9 comments:

The Stevens said...

Tears of Joy!!!!!! What a wonderful Christmas this year! Your family is truly blessed. Just curious what airline is your parents taking? Maybe we can all donate miles to them!! To help with the cost of the flights!

Heather Thompson said...

CONGRATS!!! Isn't it a great feeling?! We're still on cloud 9 and trying to stay there before I start on all of the new paperwork that comes with preparing to travel;) I SO hope we get to meet in China!
Heather, forever mommy to Chase, Julia and DREW!

Annie said...

I just left a message for you on facebook, but I was so excited, I had to pop over here too! I'm so excited for you! It's been a long time coming, but Chayah is FINALLY coming home!

Praise God!

Becki party of 5 said...

YAH!!!!!
We are so excited for you all, and for Chayah too!!

Monica said...

Oh CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

Monica said...

Your You Tube movie at the top of the page nearly got me crying (and I don't cry easily). I'm so glad your precious little sister is so close to coming home now, finally!

Mom to five said...

congratulations!!! I am so happy for all of you. I have waited forever to see sweet Chayah come home!!!

Lexie said...

She is so beautiful, and i could not be more happy for y'all! And the header! So cute...and SO fitting! Christmas in China...LOVE IT!
Lexie

Christi and Abbey said...

fighting back the tears, and so very excited for you all!!!