Archive for August 7th, 2007

TP2 – again!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Do you all remember last October, when we were waiting for word on the progress of Anna’s adoption?  On October 19, we got a notice from our agency, CCAI, that our dossier had been moved from the review room to the match room.  I know, this doesn’t sound all that interesting, but it’s actually a big step.  It meant we had been thoroughly reviewed, and China found no problems with our dossier.  There was no longer any real question about whether we would be allowed to adopt her.  It was just a matter of time.  A very short time, at that point, because we traveled a mere 21 days later.

Well, today we got that same notification about Will!  Our dossier has been moved to the match room!  We will not be traveling in 21 days this time, though.  No need to get THAT excited.  China has added an extra paperwork step to the process since last fall, and we are now awaiting a document called the Letter of Acceptance, or the Letter Seeking Confirmation.  This letter will state that we will accept Will as our child.  That’s it.  How complicated.  Especially since we spent hours composing a letter of intent to adopt Will back in February.  Like we’d just change our minds and not tell anyone.  Oh, well.  At least things are moving along. 

Most folks have been receiving their LOAs within a week, and it’s something we have to sign and send back to our agency by overnight mail.  They ship it off to China, and then we get in line for our TA, or travel approval.  That typically comes 2-4 weeks after the LOA.  So, we have a very good chance of traveling before the end of September to pick up Will!  Woohoo!!!!

Another family adopting from the province of Ningxia with our agency also got their “match room” notice today, so it’s pretty likely that we’ll be traveling together.  What a treat!  I really wasn’t expecting to have travel companions this time around, since Ningxia processes so few international adoptions.  But it appears we will.  More friends to make!