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!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Waiting for Artice 5

We are anxiously waiting for our Article 5 to be completed at the US Consulate in China!!! The consulate is now reviewing Magnus' visa application (the DS-230) to make sure it meets the qualifications for an immigrant visa (which is does!!!) and then signs off that everything is in order for the adoption to be completed. This last step called the Article 5 (or A5) will be picked up by our China rep on Thursday, Sept. 15th in the afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can not wait for Thursday adfternoon to come.....because then we then wait for TRAVEL APPROVAL!!!!!!!!! We expect to receive TRAVEL APPROVAL about 2 weeks after A5! So end of September or beginning of October we can get the call from our agency that it's time to GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It can come any day and at any time. We will just be READY!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like we'll be in China next month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on OCTOBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the nean time, the girls are busy at school and Ahnya and I are hanging out together playing, packing, organizing and shopping for travel supplies during the day! I am getting soooo much done...I love it!!!! Last week we were at Lake Reno and won't be back there until after Magnus comes home in October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's Grandpa Bob and Grandma Peggy at the lake with the girlies! We had so much fun fishing last week. Girls caught about 40+ fish!!

Enjoy the beautiful weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Nikki said...

I am so excited for your family and feel honored to be able to watch your journey to Magnus unfold! We'll be praying for you!

Mom of the Fab 4!! said...

I am your newest follower! We have two adopted children(domestic) and two biological also! Congrats on your newest, it is the best news! I am Jen and at

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness, what wonderful news!!!! I'll be watching for the official word.

Paula said...

How exciting, Ann! So happy that things are going quickly now. In my thoughts and prayers that everything goes smoothly and that you and the girls have a wonderful experience on your trip.