Thursday, November 18, 2010

I800 Approval!!!!!

I forgot to post this as it has been a crazy busy week but on Tuesday 11-16 we got our I800 approval-- yaaaaaa!!!! What that basically means is that Finley has been approved to become a US Citizen upon arrival in the USA!! So, now our file is 2nd day aired to The National Visa Center (NVC) where they do something-- no one really knows but it takes about a week to 10 days for them to do this and then they send a cable to the US Consulate in Guangzhou that your file is coming. Our agency reps in China then hand delivers the file and some other papers to the Consulate and then we wait exactly 2 weeks. Once the 2 weeks pass, they pick up our Article 5 from the consulate and then they deliver the finalized papers to China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) where we then wait for our Travel Approval. Travel Approvals (TA) are taking about 2 weeks right now-- sometimes longer, sometimes shorter. Once our TA comes we could literally be on a plane within a week to pick up Finley. We wont know when we travel until right before we leave but the way it is looking, we will probably be traveling right at the new year. For sure January and probably early January!!! We are sooo close to our beautiful little girl!! I cant wait!! Finley-- we are coming very soon!!!!


  1. This is great news! Even though we're in the process and I should know the steps by heart, I don't, so I really appreciate your description here as well as your timeline in the sidebar.

  2. So happy to hear the great news! I bet you can't get there fast enough!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. woohoo!!!! It will be here before you know it! Praise God for His goodness & mercy!

  4. Yeah-one step closer!!!!

    Blessings and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ashley

  5. We are right behind you and hoping to recieve our LOA any day now! I wanted to ask you how long it took to receive your video. Our agency requested a video back in October and we haven't received it yet. we've been told most families don't get videos, but we would really like to see our childs development she has several needs... anyway, just curious and congratulations!!