Sunday, January 1, 2012

We have PA!!!!!

WhoooHooo!!!!  What an awesome New Years present.  Our caseworker emailed us yesterday to inform us that we have received our Pre-Approval (PA) letter.  Our caseworker is AWESOME!!  She emailed us on her weekend off and we greatly appreciate her passing on this good news to us.  PA was 7 days after our LOI (Letter of Intent to adopt a specific child).  The PA is basically confirmation that the China Centre for Adoption Affairs has received our request to adopt and they agree to proceed with the  paperwork necessary to approve our adoption.  Now we are officially on day 2 of our LOA (Letter of Acceptance) wait.  The LOA is the letter that says they have reviewed our paperwork and that we may now proceed with obtaining immigration and visa approval for our little man.  It usually takes anywhere from 30 days to 4 months to get LOA.  It seems like current waits are running around 60 days, so please everyone keep your fingers crossed that we get a quick LOA and can get moving with the necessary paperwork to bring our Son home (no we still haven't agreed on a name yet, but we are working on it).