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we’ve been cabled!


ONE step closer to our Zeke!!!

We were cabled to yesterday and received our NVC (National Visa Center) letter!

Noooow we wait for our Article 5 drop off. Our agency is overnighting all of our documents to Guangzhou to the U.S. Consulate–but it will not arrive in China until Monday morning. SO–we SHOULD have Article 5 drop off on Monday, April 8th and then pick up up Monday, April 22nd.

THEN our Article 5 and paperwork will be sent to Beijing to the CCCWA where we will wait for them to issue us TA (TRAVEL APPROVAL!). The TA is issued any where from 1 – 4 weeks (they have been averaging at about 2 weeks) to give TA. I’m guessing we will receive our TA around the week of May 6th.

Travel will be based around our Consulate appointment which are just on Mondays–so we’ll just have to see what date we get and the appointment takes place at the END of the 2 week trip so our departure will be round a week and a half before the appointment. We will get to meet Zeke on the 2nd or 3rd day in country so we’ll have him with us for the whole time before the Consulate appointment. Really–we could travel any time at the end of May or June! But we are STILL hoping and praying for MAY…his birthday month! HOPEFUL! His birthday is on May 10th–so we are just praying that we can travel in MAY. I think May 10th would be impossible…but we ARE supposed to pray and hope for impossible…right;)?! It would be a DREAM to meet him on his birthday. A momma can hope and dream…right?

Okay. So that’s where we are now. GETTING CLOSER EVERY DAY!!!!

Karen Twombly - April 4, 2013 - 6:22 am

I’m so very happy for you and your family! And I am thrilled to get to see the excitement through your blog!
In Christ, Karen

Julie - April 4, 2013 - 5:55 pm

To give you hope, we traveled just 8 or 10 days after we got our TA. I am praying with you for a May 10th Gotcha Day!!

Julie Agee - April 4, 2013 - 7:07 pm

We missed Hannah’s birthday by 10 days. At the time I was heart broken. I still don’t know why God allowed us to miss the actual day, but on the day we met our 8 year old Hannah–those missed days just melted away. We have since learned that Hannah never celebrated with cake for her birthday. This year she got 2!! A little redeeming. LOL!

I know from reading your blog that you have faith in God and will have peace as His will takes place. But I will join you in prayer that you get to arrive in country to celebrate his birthday.

Bless you on the next few weeks as the roller coater ride to travel continues!

Stephanie - April 4, 2013 - 7:11 pm

My sister just got her TA 4 DAYS after Article 5…just to give you hope that the impossible can happen! 🙂

Catherine Besk - April 6, 2013 - 9:20 am

I love this! Praise God for another step. This is how I love to hope and believe too. I accept that our referral could very well be in September, but I hope, pray and believe that it could also be next week! 😉 LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE!!!!