Friday, May 25, 2012

In The Home Stretch...

It is hard to believe but we are just about done with the wait.  Last week the US Consulate in Guangzhou issued our Article 5 which is the last US approval needed and allows us to bring the kiddos into the good 'ol USofA when it's time to come home (it's their US Visa approvals).  On Monday of this week (5/21) the Art. 5 and our signed LOA's were delivered back to the CCCWA so they can process our Travel Approval documents (TA).  The TA is China's final approval to travel into the country and pick up the kids.  Once we have our TA, Great Wall will notify the US Consulate and we will be issued our Consulate Appt. and then.....we book our INTERNATIONAL FLTS. TO GET MARIN and TRISTAN.

While it seems like FOR-EV-ER and a day to get to this point, it's actually only been 10.5 months since we started the entire process to where we are this week.

TA's can take anywhere from 7 days to be issued to several weeks to show up at Great Wall's office.  So we do have a little more waiting to do, but in the grand scheme of things it's not too bad.

Can't wait for the TA call from Jenny.


  1. I can't wait to follow your journey!

  2. You are almost there!!! I look forward to seeing those cuties coming home. For us, from Art 5 to TA was 1/30 to 2/16 for GWCA... hope yours is as fast or faster!!!

  3. So happy we both received our TA yesterday
    What a blessing