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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Article 5 Picked Up Today

So today our Article 5 was picked up from the US Consulate. It will be sent to the Chinese Government so they can issue us our Travel Approval (TA). The soonest we could receive TA is December 30th, average wait time is 2-4 weeks. Three weeks would be January 6th.

When will we travel????
Due to the Upcoming Chinese New Years, we know that if we don't leave prior to January 14th we will not travel until February 4th. So with that said, we now KNOW that we will either travel January 14th or February 4th.
In less than one month we will either be in China or we will be antsy waiting to leave on the 4th! Either way has benefits, January 14th means we get her home sooner, but also means scrabbling with perhaps only one week's notice to travel. February 4th means we have more time to organize and plan for our absence.
Regardless in less than two months Gracie will finally be home FOREVER!!

11 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

I've been waiting to hear this. I've been busy making you know what. Hopefully by the end of Dec. it will be on it's way. Can't wait until she is home. Hugs

Sherrie said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! I've been checking every day, at least once, or twice, or ten times, to see if you had news yet. Can't wait to see the TA announcement!!

Annie said...

Yay! Continuing prayers for it all!!!

Jean said...

Oh man! That is wonderful news!! So excited- she will soon be with her forever family!

WoooHooo! Thank you Jesus!

Serving the King said...

I cannot believe how quickly this has gone! Praise the Lord! Even more amazing that we may be in China together!!! Oh Sally I would LOVE that! We leave the 14th!!

Karen said...

Wonderful news!! Praying you get your TA this month and travel in January.

Nancyh said...

What great news she will be home before you know it. Happy happy for you the wait is almost over.
Positive thoughts love & prayers

Tracy said...

Oh I Can.Not.Wait. to see the pictures when you all see each other face to face!! Im so excited...Its definently something to look forward to in the New Year! : )

Anonymous said...

Awesome...so exciting!!

Love,
Susan

The Straight's said...

So excited you will be back in China so soon. Seems like you were just there. Gracie is in for a wonderful surprise!

Shelly said...

Article 5 on Monday for us! Really hoping to meet you in China!!!