*** If you don’t care about the timeline (only those currently in process with a Chinese adoption probably care…), feel free to skip to the end of this post regarding when we might travel!
How we got to this point:
7.5.06: Began paperchase
9.22.06: Dossier to China
10.12.06: Log in Date
12.27.10 – 2.28.11: Researched special needs adoptions
3.1.11: Added our name to the “Waiting Child List” (special needs consideration)
3.22.12: CCAI requested that we review He An Ning’s file
3.29.12: Referral accepted
*** Delay in LOI due to change of adoption agency and a newly assigned LID.
5.10.12: New Log in Date (LID)
5.11.12: Letter of Intent mailed
6.6.12: Letter of Acceptance
7.24.12: Article 5
We are on our final step — currently awaiting Travel Approval (TA) by the CCCWA. This typically comes 2 – 4 weeks after receiving Article 5; however, we know of a family traveling to the same province we are who recently received TA eight days after their Article 5. Once TA comes, our agency will establish a timeline of travel for us based on appointments they set up for us in China. Then, it’s just up to us to pack our bags and get plane tickets / hotel reservations!
So when might we travel? Our best guess is late August / early September! It’s getting close!