...I was waiting to post until I got confirmation from my agency, but I haven't gotten anything yet so I figure I might as well tell what I *think* I know. :)
Our Article 5 should have been picked up today. Well, technically, it's already Wednesday morning in China, so it should have been picked up yesterday in China and dropped off today at the CCCWA. What does that mean??
It means we are waiting for Travel Approval (TA). I mean...It means we are waiting for Travel Approval!!!!! What is TA? It's the official clearance/invitation from China to come and pick up Kylie! It is the last step before we get on a plane!
According to our agency, TA takes 3-4 weeks to receive. I had really wanted to leave March 7 so we could be gone the week before and the week of Jenna's spring break but our agency said that was "ambitious". To be able to travel March 7 and have a week or two to prepare, we'll need to get TA in 2ish weeks. It definitely has happened. Before Chinese New Year slowed everything down, TAs were coming in on the average 16-18 days. I know it might be unlikely, but I serve a God who deals in unlikely every day.
So if you want something to pray about, pray specifically that TA comes super fast. And if you are an adoptive parent and think I'm nuts, please don't tell me so. I'm working on accepting the likelihood we will not make the 7th, but I'm just not there yet. :)
As always, keeping you posted...