Day 34 of our wait for Travel Approval to China
(Day 1 was the day we sent our letter of intent to adopt An Hu Min/Peter)
We got our referral today!
I went out to check on my tomato plant (my current child) and right in the front door was a package containing our referral! This is our next step in the process of adopting An Hu Min. The referral included the original photos of him and all the original paperwork, and medical forms. There are also additional papers to fill out to send to CHI. These forms mean something major. It means we have to decide on a name for An Hu Min. We can’t send them without his new name on them. We’re going to nail down the name this weekend, so stay tuned (if anyone is actually reading this…I’m not sure). This is so exciting!
Also, currently, there is a couple in Xi’an picking up there baby from the same orphanage Peter is in. They’re going to try to get pictures of him to post on our yahoo group.
I have seen some people waiting a wide range of days for their travel approval. I’ve seen: 66 days, 94 days, 120 days, 148 days all in the past three weeks. Another interesting thing is that all these people left for China about 2 weeks (!) after they got their travel approval. So, we really need to be ready…and of course, we’re not. But, now I’m making a timeline and we’re going to stop procrastinating.