Tuesday, June 08, 2010

LOA

We are thrilled and a little overwhelmed.  I am holding in my hands a letter from China called the "Letter Seeking Confirmation of Adopter," better known in the adoption community as LOA (I guess we are really bad at acronyms - LOL).  It signifies official approval of our dossier and asks if we really want to adopt Noah -- um, YEAH! 

We now go through a series of steps to finalize approval from US immigration, after which our travel authorization (TA) will be issued by China.  Our agency estimates that we could travel in 10-13 weeks.

Here's a little info about where we will be going.  Noah is living in Kaifeng, located in the province of Henan, kinda in the middle of China.  I believe that most of our time will be spent in Zhengzhou. 

5 comments:

Ashley and Mike said...

Have fun! Did you all travel to Henan last time? We did and you will be staying at the same hotel, etc. You will like it.

Lets try to get together soon.

Ashley

Kim said...

Congrats! At least your travel time will make the weather pleasant - not too hot or too cold! Micah must be going nuts!
XOXOXO

La Dolce Vita said...

Yahoo, yahoo, yahoo! Can't believe that we might end up in China at the same time.

I am super happy for all of us!!!

Shanna said...

Woot Woot!!! My tummy does flip-flops when I think about how close you are to meeting your little Noah!

Kevin, Jake and Violet said...

Awesome news. You will be traveling before you know it.