Friday, January 21, 2011

Zheng Zheng's 800 Approval

For anyone who knows much about the China adoption process, you may have noticed we have been waiting on our I-800 approval from immigration for several weeks.

We sent Hai Hai's LOA and immigration paperwork off first and then Zheng Zheng's about 10 days later (as soon as we received his LOA). Well, today we received Zheng Zheng's 800 approval in the mail! We are so thankful. The approval is dated January 13.

The best I can understand these last few steps, his information has been forwarded to the National Visa Center which will then "cable" his information to the American Consulate/Embassy in Guangzhou, China. Once it is there (any day now, I hope?), our agency can submit our "Article 5 letter." Once it has been signed by the consulate, our agency's liason in China will pick it up and deliver it to the CC*A. After maybe 2 weeks, the C*AA will issue our Travel Approval!

Of course, nothing ever goes very smoothly in our adoption world, and Chinese New Year is coming up very quickly. Ch*na's government offices take 2 weeks off for this celebration. Just in time for our paperwork to arrive. :-/

Speaking of things not going very smoothly, you may have noticed I did not mention Hai Hai's approval coming in the mail today. After a bit of confusion with his paperwork, we are still waiting on his. We are praying to see it very soon!

Anyhoo. . .friends are always asking when we expect to travel. That's the lowdown. :0)

3 comments:

Mama Hen said...

Now that's what I like to hear! Now, maybe you and I should take a road trip to get Hai Hai's in person! Sounds fun and profitable to me!

*Overflowing* said...

Oh friend...you guys are getting so close!!! WOOHOO!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

Laine said...

We are lifting you all up everyday! This is great news about the one approval....now come on the other!
Everything is double--the approvals, the paperwork, the funds...
BUT...just think! The grins, the fun, the hugs...they will all be double too! :)
(i won't mention something else that will be double-it rhymes with double and starts with tr-because I think you already know about it! :)
I cannot wait for these two boys to join your family!!!!!!!