The State Department's National Visa Center has recently received your approval Form I-800, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. This letter is to inform you that your petition has been forwarded to the appropriate visa-issuing post where the adoption interview will take place.
These are the words that we were waiting to see! Our agency will FedEx this note to the the Embassy in China, a representative will personally carry it to be processed and we wait 20 days for it's official approval, in the form of "Article 5". Once this is issued, the final big wait is on for the travel approval, which lately has been being issued two weeks later!
Do you realize what this means?????? We could be leaving as soon as November 16!!!!!!
2008, we traveled home just one week before Easter.
2009, we traveled home on Christmas Day.
2011, maybe we'll be in China for Thanksgiving, but home well before 12/25!
Wowzers! FOR REAL!!!!!
Of course a girl doesn't want to get her hopes up too high, cuz high is a long way to fall if the could doesn't work out. The flip side of this, of course, is we could be leaving much later. Right now, please don't burst my bubble of excitement, k?