"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west"
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
LOI DTC LOA I800 NVC TA CA
Does the title seem like some secret coded message? I think it is, at least a foreign language spoke in the international adoption world.Should I shed some light? LOI 5/27/2011 - received our "Letter of Intent" . Basically we were matched we Mia and ask permission to adopt her. DTC 12/16/2011 - "Date to China" . Our paper work went to China to be reviewed and processed. LOA 2/20/2012 - "Letter of Acceptance" China has reviewed & accepted the paperwork. I800 3/18/2012- United States approves us to bring specific orphan into our country. NVC 3/15/2012- National Visa Center approves paper work to apply for a visa for Mia. TA- 4/20/2012- Travel approval issued by China, allowing us to come into China to adopt Mia. CA- arrived 4/23- Consulate appointment sent out by the US from the US consulate in GZ ,China actual CA- 5/29/2012- This is the final step we do in China before bringing Mia home. They look one more time at the paper work and issue her the VIsa to come in to the USA. So really the wonderful news is that after many months of code letters and abbreviations...our flights are booked! We will be leaving the US on May 17 and return home with more in our family and one less orphan in the world on June 1,2012.