Thursday, May 29, 2008


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I recently had a friend tell me that before we sent in the LOI to adopt William, that our lives seemed to be in "neutral" and now they are in "drive." That's a great and really appropriate analogy. And we're driving pretty fast now too. What a week. Thursday night our SW called and told me our LOA or letter of acceptance will be arriving here on Friday for us to sign and return. This has been a week of paperwork and nesting and starting to get ready for this trip to China. It still doesn't feel real to me, sometimes I think this is someone else's life that I'm in for now. Thurday night we got takeout Chinese food for dinner and Dan's fortune said, "A pleasant surprise is in store for you soon." Mine said, "Your hard work is about to pay off. Congratulations!" I didn't make those up either. I was also told by our SW that we could be traveling by...mid JULY. Yikes. Don't know what to say other than that. What a ride and what an adventure. Happy Friday, may yours be a great one and a great start to the weekend dear friends.
love, Gail :)

Edited to say: LOA or letter of acceptance, is kind of the former term for this piece of paper from China. The new word for it is Letter Seeking Confirmation. The next step is TA, or travel approval. I believe we wait another 3-4 weeks or so for that? I think part of the reason this is moving so fast is because they want to get some of us families into China before the Olympics.

12 kind words:

Steffie B. said...

I am so happy for you my deeply happy....I pray that everything will turn around quickly and your precious boy will be with you soon.....


Brandi said...

Wow! Is that fast? It seems awful fast!

What's next? TA, right?

SO VERY happy for you all!

Angie said...

WOW!!! The journey to William is moving very quick! How exciting!
I can't wait to follow you to China and back!

Story of our Life said...


Yeah!! He will be here before you know it.

Did you tell Dan what I said about Nick? :)

suzanne said...

That is so quick, I am so excited for you all. Get packing you are on route to China!!!

go Check those airline prices!

Ashley said...

I am soooooooo happy for you!!!
Sending you BIG hugs!

The Morris Family said...

Fantastic news! Keeping you all in prayer during this very exciting time while you prepare and wait to travel to bring William home.


redmaryjanes said...

Congratulations! One big step closer!

suzanne said...

Forgot to add and I dont want to scare you but in the UK TA's have been arriving about 2 weeks after acceptance has been returned!

OH MY #6 said...

I feeling the happy dance coming on for you my friend.


Denise C said...

OH happy day!!! Congratulations to you and your precious family!!! Can't wait to see a big picture of all of you together at last!!!
Keeping you all in my prayers!!!

Paula said...

Yea, Congrats on LOA. Its going to be a very busy and joyful summer for you!

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