Hintons 2015

Hintons 2015

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Referrals are on the way


The current buzz is that referrals are on the way from China. For those who aren't familiar with how this process works, here are the steps:

1. Our file got matched with an available baby (this should have already happened)
2. Our referral (along with the other 4 families in our agency's travel group) will be sent with a picture & information about the baby.
3. This info is translated into English & we are called with basic information (aka 'The Call')
4. We will go to the agency to get our picture, file & letter of acceptance (LOA).
5. We sign the letter of acceptance once we are comfortable with the information provided (& have the medical information reviewed by an adoption specialist) & this gets sent back to China. Hopefully this part won't take more than a couple of days.
6. China then sends us an invitation called a Travel Approval (TA) allowing us to make our consulate appointment (CA) with the US Embassy in Guangzhou, China.
7. Once our CA is made, we can make our travel plans & start packing!!

Hopefully getting the above steps c0mpleted won't take more than about 4 weeks so we can have about 3-4 weeks notice after that before we travel. As soon as we get information I will post this. Hopefully this will be Tues or Wed at the latest.

6 comments:

RoLo said...

Checking in, cant wait to see an update

Allie's Mama said...

Congrats!!!! YOUR REFERRAL IS ON THE WAY MY FRIEND!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!! YOU GET TO
SEE MADDY'S FACE REAL SOON!!!!

ENJOY,

YOUR NOV RQ PAL,

SINDY :-)

Special K said...

Congratulations! At long last your journey leads to your child. Can't wait to see pictures!

Tracy said...

Our referrals are coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it, Tanya?? It's finally happening. Wow. Are you jittery today? I sure am. Can't wait to see your baby's face!

Tracy
LID 11/22/05

Dan & Karen Herman said...

Congratulations! We are so excited for you and can't wait to see photos of your baby!

Kiy said...

Tanya,

Hope you guys get your call tomorrow! Can't wait to visit over here again to see your sweet baby's face - woooohooo! Excitement is in the air!

Kiy