Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gimme an L ...an O...and an A!

LOA..Yep the three letters that all adoptive parents seek to see in print. What does it mean? It means were are "Approved" Not pre approved or kinda approved but the final final of approvals. We are to overnight the signed acceptance to our agency and off to China it goes. Once China receives it they will authorize our travel approvals which will enable us to apply for our Chinese travel visas. With the recent HV1/Swine Flu issues China is cracking down on those traveling from North America into the country. They are requiring us to jump through some extra hoops in an attempt to restrict those entering the country. One does it mean to us?...uhhhh not quite sure other than more paperwork and possibly not as large of a travel group as we had hoped.
The good news is that we can expect to travel in September/October when the airfare drops...Yeah! Should we have travelled this summer as we first er...uh second thought we would have spend more than double what it looks like we will spend since we will travel after summer. Hey at this point in the game I will take was ever good news I can find!

4 comments:

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

Yay Dawn! Congrats on the LOA. Very exciting, and hopefully you'll travel in September.

Duchess of Lanier said...

WOO-HOO!!!
So happy for you and hope the rest of this process moves right along.
Now is a great time to have an agency who has a clue ;)
Good for you!!!
Certainly hope you get to go sooner rather than later.
Happy Summer!!!
Trena

supergrrl7 said...

Yay! What good news!

Sheri - the patient one said...

Yippee congrats on another big step in the right direction!