Saturday, August 30, 2008

We Have Travel Approval

Yesterday we were notified by our Agency that we have received Travel Approvals. Another HUGE step taken ultimately having us boarding a plane for China and ALYZABETH!

For family and friends:
Our next step involves our Agency securing us an appointment date with the US Consulate in Guangzhou. We hope to have confirmation of an appointment date within 6 business days or sometime next week.

IF (and notice the IF is capitalized for emphasis), all goes well next week and we receive notification of a Consulate appointment, we MAY be able to book our flights with a projected travel date of mid-September.
Again, none of this is written in stone but is merely our Agency's best case scenario for us at this time.

To all the families in our Travel Group:
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
We look forward to meeting you all soon on our shared trip of a lifetime...
peace
fm

37 comments:

Johnny said...

Congrats!

Briana's Mom said...

That is such exciting news! You are getting sooo close!

amy said...

This is awesome. For those of us waiting, was it a long wait for TA? you can post back on my blog if you dont want to answer this

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

How exctiting....you will be going before you know it!!!

Lisa

sea star said...

One more step closer!

kris said...

I am SOOOOO happy for you guys!!! Congratulations!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

You are almost there.. Can't wait to see Alyzabeth An in your arms..
HUGS...

Traci said...

Two weeks from referral to TA?! OH-MY-WORD!!! That is awesome! We waited forever for TA. Well, five weeks and, believe me, that felt like forever!

Congratulations on this very speedy TA. I'm thrilled for you!

Traci
www.journeytojaden.typepad.com/watchingthemgrow

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Awsome news! CCAI is just the BEST at getting their clients to China ASAP!

Don and Be said...

Wow! We are sssooo jazzed for you and Alyzabeth An! Is that record time from referral to TA or what? Due to our SN classification, we were matched in the US and not necessarily by the C**A, so there was a lot of paper pushing which had to occur between our agency and China before we received our TA. Altogether we waited 13 weeks before we received the TA and then another 2 or so before we set foot on a plane.
Congratulations Ford & Aly - we've been checking in daily for updates - this is great!
Love ya,
D&B&JM

Cora said...

Yea! you are really almost there!

Joannah said...

You are getting so close!

Kelley said...

HOORAY!

Sam said...

Yippee!!!! Congrats!

Sammi said...

I know exactly how excited you are. The nannies at Nanchuan SWI take such good care of the babies. They are wonderful ladies. The director is great, too. She really loved all the babies in our group. She even cut Karsynn's hair before Gotcha Day. We can't wait to follow your journey. Just a little while longer! Hang in there!!!!

Mike and Rhonda said...

Wow...that was pretty quick. Congrats and hope you guys get a speedy CA.

Lisa and Tate said...

WOW!!! This is amazing news!!! In just a few weeks, perhaps. I will be living vicariously thru you guys!

Lisa

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

So exciting I know. We were in your shoes just one year ago. Traveling in mid September is still very warm in China.. (light clothes for the suitcase) :) I hope you hear something soon. I can't wait to "travel" back to China with you!

Nan and Dan said...

Yah! Congrats!!
One more step done :)

OH MY #6 said...

This is way to BIG for the HAPPY DANCE! I need to find some other way to be able to communicate my excitement and happiness for you both. But, oh my, this is exciting.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Lea
xo

OziMum said...

SOOOO EXCITING! Geez! Mid-sept - that's soooo close!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

The fun is about to begin....

a Tonggu Momma said...

you know that moment on the roller coaster where you have just reached the top of the last, huge hill and the coaster seems to slow down for just a second before it begins flying down the hill while your stomach rushes into your throat?

yeah... that's the moment... enjoy rolling down this last big hill!!!!

Kim said...

Congrats! Great news! This means you need a Halloween costume! lol

Barb said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I haven't checked in here in so long, but I'm so glad to see this!!

If that photo in the header is of her, oh man is she absolutely gorgeous or what? You just want to take that sweet face in your hands and protect her.

redmaryjanes said...

Every time I come over here, I just cry. A bright pearl, that is so perfect and wonderful. I am so happy for you both. I can't wait until she is home. This Christmas there will a new stocking and no more ornaments about waiting. This year there will be ornament for Alyzabeth's first Christmas at home.

m said...

wahoo!!!!It's really happening fast now.

Nina said...

How exciting!! Fingers crossed that you get to book those flights SOON!

Sophia's Mama said...

CONGRATS! HAng on it goes at lightning speed from here on out... I can't wait to watch....

Vivian M said...

Oh my goodness!!! I followed your blog forever and then left the country and was computer less for three weeks and look what happened! I am so happy for you both and wish you a speedy journey to your new daughter, and can't wait to follow along! CONGRATS!!!!

Carol and Taylor said...

Big news, indeed. Congrats!

Diana said...

WOOOHOOO!!!
That is GREAT news.
Congratulations.

Margaret Miracle said...

Our first trip to China was in mid September and I think it is a Wonderful time to travel. I hope you get the CA requested!

PIPO said...

Hooray!

Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are so close to holding your precious little girl in your arms!

Debz said...

Congrats on your TA!
Yay!

Vivian M said...

Wow, you could be in China in just a few short weeks! I have alot of catching up reading to do! (I was away in Fla and had little access to a computer).
Any idea yet when you are travelling?