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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We have Travel Approval

First I need to say a big, huge thank you to all of you who participated in the Kindle Fire give away.  It was a success as we raised $1100.  We are now within about $2600 of our goal.  We also received two more grants this past week which was wonderful news.  That is why we think it took longer for us to get our travel approval.  God knew we needed the extra time to get some more of the money in place.  It took a little over a week for our TA and now we have to get our consulate date pinned down.  Our social worker told us yesterday that she thought we could do it on the 12th of April which means both boys would have to be picked up, adoption paperwork finalized, medical exams and TB checks finished.  Needless to say that is not going to happen because there is just not enough time to get it all done before we would need to be in Guangzhou for that appointment.  There is another Chinese holiday that we are having to work around.  Tomb Sweeping Holiday is April 2nd, 3rd and 4th so all of the government offices are closed.  Our agency is also trying to work around the trade show that is in Guangzhou where we have our consultate appointment.  All of the hotel prices are significantly more during that time, but Seth's birthday is coming up and the trade show lasts three weeks so we don't have time to waste.  The consulate appointments are booked for the 17th, 18th and 19th and they do not do appointments on Fridays.  Our China coordinator is going to try to get us an appointment on the 16th or else we are praying there has been a cancellation on one of the other days.  We should know tomorrow.  I think I am about ready to get off of this roller coaster ride :)


  1. Don't worry about a consulate appointment. They'll squeeze you in since you are on a specific timeline for your older son.

  2. So, so excited for you guys!! I follow your story with such anticipation and excitement! Just think, one month from now, it will all be done! :-)