Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our papers are in China!

We received the approval from the NVC (National Visa Center) last week so Jaime emailed that to our agency, Great Wall, and they fedexed it all (along with our I800 approval) to China. They received it there this past Friday and now we wait for them to deliver that to the US Consulate and go from there. The next step is for them to issue an Article 5 which takes two weeks and then our TA (Travel Approval) and for us to make the appointment with the consulate and make our travel arrangements. This will more than likely take place in the next 4 weeks and then we hope to go 4-6 weeks from that, so we are still on target to travel to China at the end of March/early April!

We mailed a 2nd package to Anna Wei Wei this past Friday. In it we sent her a book where you record yourself reading the book, so her entire family (Daddy, Mommy and 2 sisters) all took turns reading the book. Can't wait until she gets it and then she will not only have pictures of us, but will also become familiar with our voices! ;-) I'm hoping Jenny, the lady in chage of the place she is at now, will send more pictures of her with the book and other items in the care package. If she does, I will post them on the blog as soon as we get them!

In the mail yesterday we received the hard copy of her 'finding ad' so we have the picture, it's translation, AND a copy of the actual paper that has her ad in it. For those that wanted to know the translation on what her finding ad said it reads...'On August 3, 2009, an abandoned baby was found at the gate of the Shengfang Town Government in Lianhua ("Lotus Flower") County.
Name is An Wei Wei
A Girl
She was born on July 25, 2009
Characteristic of body; She has a round face, a little hair, and a cleft palate and lip.
-That is how it was listed exactly so that is how I posted it!

We'll keep you all posted as we know more! And as always, thanks for all your prayers!