Friday, June 29, 2012

WE GOT IT!!!!!!!!

No, not traveling to get the kids, yet....  But we are one step closer!!!!!
We got the PDF files of our NVC for Keegan and Ella today!  WOOT WOOT!!!

So now we are waiting on our A5!  Then after that we get the TA!!!!  :) 

Ok, I prob lost you with all the NVC, A5, and TA huh?  It really doesn't take much...  I have to stop and think about what it all is!! :)

Here's a copied and pasted version from AWAA on what the next steps are...  I couldn't word it any better, so here it is....

Congratulations on receiving your NVC notification of cable letters!

Now that the NVC letters have arrived, your family has completed all Hague paperwork on your end of the process. The next steps will take place in China between the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou and the China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) in Beijing.

The NVC letters will enable our contact in Guangzhou to submit your paperwork to the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. Paperwork submission occurs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Once your paperwork is submitted at the next available date, it will take 10 business days for the Consulate to issue your Article 5 (approval).  The Article 5 is sent directly from the Consulate to the CCCWA and therefore, AWAA, nor your family, will receive a copy of this approval.

Once the Article 5 has been issued at the Consulate and submitted to the CCCWA, it takes about two to four weeks for the CCCWA to issue your Travel Approvals (TA). Once the TAs arrive at our office, it is our first priority to call your family and discuss potential travel dates.

As a reminder, it can take anywhere from 2 ½ - 4 weeks for families to travel once they receive the TAs. 

So, now the EARLIEST we could get our TA, which is travel approval, which means, travel date.. would be around Aug 9th...  then another 2-4ish weeks from that time we would travel..  It's all approx!  :)  God knows the time and I trust Him, I'm just so excited it's one more step closer to getting them home!!  :)

We are also shy some money, esp cash...  But I'm trusting Him! 

So that's where we are now.  It's really just a sit still and wait. It's COMPLETELY out of our hands, but I know Who's hands it's all in and I trust Him completely!  :)  

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