On Monday, we got our “soft LOA” (Letter of Acceptance)! I would have posted sooner, but we were rushing around to finish up our I-800 paperwork which can be filed once the hard copy of the LOA arrives via mail or email probably next week – but we wanted to be ready in case it came this week! Anywhere we can cut off a day or so or overnight something, we do…every day counts!
I remember when we got our LOA for Philip and how quickly things went after that step. There are quite a few steps (back and forth between US Immigration, China, Our Agency, The Consulate, etc.) that happen next – it’s confusing but thankfully some adoptive mamas who have come before have made guides for those of us like me…it can make your head spin the first time AND apparently the second time too if you’re preggers and can’t remember what you did just 8 months ago…
Also, it was encouraging news that our agency said it may not be impossible for us to be with WenXuan in China for his birthday! So please pray with us that we can be there with him by November 28th. Also, please be praying about Rand and Philip staying behind this time. That is what I lose the most sleep over right now!
These two boys can’t wait for their older brother to be home with them!
(photo by Meredith Macy Photography)