Tuesday, July 31, 2007


We got our Consulate approval yesterday. (CA) We have an appointment with the consulate in China on August 20th. That means we are definitely leaving on August 9th. We are looking at a "Gotcha Day" of either August 12th or August 13th. We will have our full itinerary soon, so I will post it when we do.
WE bought our plane tickets last night. We had only 24 hours to do so, and that was nerve racking. But we are all booked, and today I went to the airport and purchased Cainan's ticket for the way home. Now we are officially on our way.

Sunday, July 29, 2007


We finally got our travel approval! I am a little late posting - we got it on Friday, July 27th. It was so nice to get! It looks like we will be traveling on August 9th, and Mat will be gone for 14 days. That is so close! We are busy getting everything ready so that we are set by the weekend and all running around complete. That way there is no last minute rush (yeah right)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

TA around the corner

Our TA should be coming soon! We are hoping by this coming Friday because that will be two weeks since the CCAA recieved our LOA. We are still hoping to travel in the middle of August.
Right now we are on vacation at Lake Norman, North Carolina with Mat's family. There are 16 of us total in the house and it is a lot of fun. We are just relaxing, swimming in the lake, and enjoying each other's company. This will be the last vacation before we travel and become a family of 5! Next time we are here - we will have our little boy!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

LOA received by GWCA

Our agency notified us that they received our signed LOA back today and have already sent it off to China. They figure in about 2 weeks we will have travel approval! Yeah! We are getting so close!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

LOA received!!!!!!

We received our LOA via FEd Ex today! We couldn't believe it! I can't believe it came after only 34 days of waiting. We were so lucky! Some people wait for 100 days or more. Heather, from our agency - Great Wall China Adoptions - called me yesterday afternoon to give us the good news, and today it came in the mail. I will try and scan it so that I can put it on this blog. It is so neat to see the CCAA approve us for our little Cainan.
We were told it would be about 2-3 weeks to recieved travel approval (TA). Then after that, tentative leave date for travel will be August 15th. Mat and our aunt will be gone about 2 weeks. Come on TA!!! We want to get our little man!

Monday, July 2, 2007


Well, Cainan's room is halfway painted! We have 4 walls completed. Now all that is left is the little hallway by his closet and we will be complete! The color is coming out nice. Then we just have to get the bedding and decorations. It is getting fun!
Today in the mail we recieved his finding ad. It was neat to see his face when he was just a few days old, and the add they placed in the paper to locate his family. I am glad we have that, and can show it to him someday. He was a cutie even in those first few days!
Today Cainan turns 13 months old. We hope to recieve our LOA (letter of acceptance) in the next week of two, and then our TA (travel approval) a few weeks after that, so that we can go and get him! All of this waiting is torture!