The Journey of a Lifetime

Ryan and I have decided to pursue our forth adoption and add another beautiful baby to our family. We couldn't be happier and are thrilled! Join us in our journey in adopting baby Schlenner!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One more step to go!!

Did you hear my screaming around 10:00 a.m. today????? You couldn't have missed the noise because we found out today that we have cleared the USCIS and NVC channels! Our paperwork is now in China's hands (well, it will be in China's hands at about 9 or 10 tonight as that's China's morning) and we now wait for what is called the Article 5 to be issued! This is our last and final step until we receive our TRAVEL!!!!!!!!!

Our in-country China rep will hand delivery our precious paperwork to the US Embassy in China on 9/1. It takes a standard two weeks to complete this process. Our Article 5 will be picked up on 9/15! Once it's picked up from the consulate, it will be delivered directly to the CCAA for Travel Approval! Everything is out of our hands and we ask for prayers for a speedy last step before we get our travel approval!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've started packing (no surprise there!!!) and making lists for everyones suitcases! To pack for 6 people makes my head spin! So as analytically anal as I am (major concrete sequential behavior type!) I have made a packing list for everyone so I know exactly what goes in their carry on and what goes in their piece of luggage! Everyones list includes their specific needs for their piece of luggage. (Example: Toiletries, Medical Needs, Clothing, Snacks, Electronics, Misc., and what goes in their Carry on/back pack.) lOVE IT!

Right now we are so thankful to be at this step and be so close now to be traveling to get our Magnus. We will know more when our A5 is issued 9/15th! But it's looking like we could be traveling in about 4 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaahhhhhh!!!!


Nikki said...

Sooooooo excited for you Ann!!! What an amazing time in your home! You are so blessed and I'm glad I'm able to "watch" your story to your little man unfold! God bless you as you prepare to bring Magnus home!!!

Mary said...

Woo-hoo!!! So excited for you!!

Mary said...

OMG -- I just realized I'm only 2 weeks behind you!! Now I'm excited for ME, too!

Amanda said...

We're almost there!!! Maybe I'll see you in Guangzhou! Woo Hoo!