2.07.2012

Sure Is Quiet Around Here...

...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...

7 comments:

Vicky said...

Praying for a quick approval!

Christy said...

We serve an amazing God who deals in "ambitious" all the time. Praying for a quick approval!

Jennifer said...

You nuts? I think you are going nuts waiting to go get your precious baby girl! Praying for TA to come FAST! Love ya!

Lori @ Five of My Own said...

Sandra Im praying with you for that super fast TA. Our A5 was picked up on the 7th too and personally I think March 7th sounds great!

Blessed Mom of Four AND More said...

So, you know what Sandra? Our entire adoption process has been "ambitious." We started the process with $0. I asked friends, "Is it foolish to consider adopting again with 0 dollars in savings?" A dear young Chrisitian who has done mission work in China sent me a text, "The foolishness of God is wiser than men."

Fourteen months later....we have EVERY penny we needed....EVERY penny for TWO adoptions as the LORD called us to another son just a month after we began the process.

God's will is ambitious.

So, you can help me pray: We need to be in China by March 15th....because of the amount of time I can take off work...so it will lead into our Spring Break.

Praying for one another,
Robbie
Blessed Mom of 4 from Rumor Queen

Julie said...

Definitely praying for a quick TA. It can happen!!!

Steve & Kate said...

Praying for the same!!! Kate