Monday, October 25, 2010

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOA Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK-- what does that mean for all you non Chinese adoption people???? Well, the LOA or "Letter of Approval" is the letter China sends when they have officially reviewed your file and found you fit to adopt the child you are asking to adopt. So basically, it is an approval that gives us the green light on allowing us to adopt Finley. We have passed their review process and they deem us fit to adopt a child with a special need. YAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

So officially Finley will be ours and now we are in the waiting for our Travel Approval- TA- which is when China says-- come and get her!! There are a few steps in between LOA and TA but we are already working on the first which is our approval from US Immigration to bring Finley into the US. The process from now till TA usually is about 60 days but it can go faster and I am hoping it will go faster for us. My dream is to be in China over the New Year but we will see.......

So, I am happy as a clam right now and just want to get to China to get our little girl!!!


  1. Praise the Lord!! Can't wait to see you travel, Christy!

  2. Great News Christy!!!!!!!! Soon you will be back in China with your newest precious daughter!!!!!!


  3. Squeal!!!! Keeping prayers for a speedy TA!!!

  4. Great news Christy!! Hope you get a speedy TA now!

  5. Fabulous news Christy! So very exciting!!!!

    I hope your time to TA goes swiftly.
    Snick :)
    dd Sunshine 9 1/2 Viet Nam
    dd Brilliance 4 1/2 China

  6. Cheering for you here in New Hampshire!

  7. Congratulations on another big step!

  8. This is great news. I hope the remainder of the wait goes smoothly:)