Monday, December 29, 2008

LOA with updates !


We got the call today that our LOA (Letter of Acceptance) has arrived.

We are so excited !!

For those keeping track our LID was 9/9/08- we waited 111 days.
Now we wait for our TA (Travel Approval)....

12/30/08 Update: We officially signed our LOA and sent it UPS Priority mail directly back to the CCAA. We also sent our I800 supplemental documentation to USCIS. The date on the LOA made me smile. The date the document was completed and stamped was December 25th. What a great Christmas present !

12/31/08 Our LOA is sitting in Kentucky- international customs is closed. The status listed is "Exception"- Our LOA was scheduled to be in China and delivered on Monday at noon.

1/2/09 Our LOA is once again "in transit" on it's way to CHINA !

1/3/09

7 am - We are still obsessively tracking our LOA. Last night it landed in Korea. Today when I went to check there is another "Exception." It is delayed due to mechanical problems with the airplane. Good grief.

9 pm it is now in Taiwan ! On the move again !

1/4/09 It is still in Taiwan. I contacted UPS and it is not going to arrive at it's scheduled time. It may arrive 24 hours later. How frustrating !


28 comments:

Tina said...

Congratulations!! Our day 111 is tomorrow so I'm hoping we get good news too :)
Tina

cheepette8 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WOOHOO!! I'm so excited for you guys. What a wonderful late Christmas present.

Yoli said...

Look at that beautiful sweet little face! Congratulations!!! Just came over from the RQ site.

Mom To Six said...

WOOOHOOO!!! Congratulations. I so remember those feelings.

Hugs and a very happy new year!


Ohilda

Duchess of Lanier said...

Congratulations on LOA!!!

And on your countdown to your first race!

Looking forward to following your journey, and thank you for sharing!

Kennedy and Jaida's mom said...

Congratulations! We are at day 100 tomorrow. I hope our letter was sent out right along with yours!!

Your son is adorable. Best wishes!

Jenn said...

Great news-and it's about time!!!

Chelley said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WOOHOO!!

baby steps!!!

strandfam said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful smile your son has! Rejoicing with you today!

Eileen said...

Congratulations! You'll be home in plenty of time for Lifest. :-)

Fifi said...

That's awesome!! So worth the wait though!

Karen said...

Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you! Love his picture! Such a handsome little boy!

K & J in Minnesota said...

Hello!

My 7 year old daughter, Junfen, is on my lap looking at your son's photo. She says she knows him! We adopted JunFen from Wuhan last April. Please take a peek at our blog. Here is my email:
KarinFreihammer@hotmail.com

We'd love to hear from you.

- Karin, Jerry and JunFen

Mia's MaMa said...

YAY!!!! I am so happy for you guys!!!!!!!!

Sara said...

AWESOME!!!! I knew it would be this week!!! TA then on the way!!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Just stopping over from RQ...
Congrats! Your son is beautiful. Here's wishing you a safe trip and that you get to leave soon...

Don and Be said...

2009 is lookin' REAL good! Have a Happy New Year!

PIPO said...

Woohoo! A million congrats to your family!!!

Mia's MaMa said...

Mia's here! Mia's here! Go to my blog and have a look!

Ashley and Mike said...

Congratulations!!! We received our Christmas LOA too. I bet will will travel together!!

Christi and Abbey said...

Congratulations! What a great little boy : )

Lisa said...

Awesome! So happy for you!!

Jonni said...

Shelly,

YAY! Finally!!!! I am so excited for you and your family. You have waited so long to bring your son home and I hope TA arrives soon. Your blog is looking so beautiful and even more now that you have your LOA. Congrats! :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Shannon said...

Finally! So happy for you all & hope your TA comes quickly. Many Congratulations to you all. Good news to start the new year!

Ron said...

YES! Congrats, I can't wait to follow your journey there.

Happy New Year.

Tiffany and Marty said...

Congratulations!! It looks like we will be traveling at the same time. That is so exciting!

Valeri said...

I'm so thrilled for your family!!!! Awesome news!!!

kris said...

this is such great news, congratulations!!