Yesterday, the 21st, we received amazing news. We have soft LOA!! This means that the Chinese welfare system has approved us to adopt Asher, and we just need to wait a few days to receive the hard copy of this approval. I can't tell you how excited I am!
So what's next? Well, tomorrow we will be mailing all our completed immigration paperwork to our agency. They will hang on to it until they receive the hard copy of our LOA, and then they will send everything off to the immigration office. We then wait for their approval followed by TA, or travel approval, from China. We will then request a court date, and once that is approved, we will have travel dates and prepare to get our boy! We are still on course to travel in November, hopefully the beginning.
Tomorrow we will also be mailing out a care package for Asher. Included in this package will be the little photo album I put together to introduce him to his family, our home, and our pets. I am SO excited for him to know we are coming and see our faces!
Family and friends, we are getting so close! We are still a couple thousand short, but I'm not worried. We still are waiting to hear about the fundraiser I mentioned in my previous post and we still have our puzzle fundraiser. We are now only TWENTY-FIVE pieces away from a complete puzzle! How exciting is that? For only $10, you can sponsor a piece of our puzzle, and I will write your name or family name on the back. Will you help spread the word so we can finally complete this beautiful puzzle and get it hung up on Asher's wall?
Thank you all so much! We love you!