Thursday, August 2, 2012

Article 5 Letter and Nesting

Received notification of Article 5 today.

The Adopted Children's Immigrant Visa Unit (ACIVU) of the U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou explains the next step:

Next, your agency will deliver the Article 5 and Letter of Seeking Confirmation to the China Center for Children's Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA), which will issue the Travel Approval (TA).  The TA allows you to come to China to finalize the adoption, so once the CCCWA issues the TA, your agency can email us to request an immigrant visa appointment at the Consulate.

Lifeline says it can take 3 to 4 weeks for TA to be issued.

I think I'm officially in the nesting stage now.

I've finished making the blankets.

 It took over a year for me to crochet the bedspread.   During all those hours, I prayed that God would match us to the little girl of His choosing. I'm trusting that His choice and His timing are perfect.
 The polar fleece only took a couple of days to crochet the side edging and sew the silky binding on the top and bottom.  The matching doll blanket probably came as a result of withdrawal from all those months of crocheting.

I finally found just the right lamp for her room.

And finished a sign for her door.  

The gifts for people who have cared for Claire and who help in our adoption process are all purchased, and most of them have arrived.

 Two dresses have been sewn and delivered.

A few more dresses and some nightgowns are in the works.

Now I just need some dates so we can buy those plane tickets and go meet our sweet girl!

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