We are chugging right along! It is officially Monday in China, which means our Article 5 should be ready to be picked up and delivered to the CCAA! Our official wait for travel approval can finally begin. An average for TA's is 3 weeks, but there have been some that have gotten it at 10 days. That would totally rock, but I am not holding my breath. I am just excited that we are finally to this point.
In other news, I contacted Angela over at Lady Bugs N Love to follow up on the care package we sent Willa. I have been told that Willa's orphanage will *not* give any information to anyone other than the adoption agency. We have already received our update, so I knew when we sent the care package we would not receive anything back from the orphanage. I did send Angela the email just to verify that the package had been delivered. She emailed back and said that she contacted the orphanage on our behalf. The director said they would send us some photos this week (YAY!!) and they wanted to Angela to ask us when we would be traveling. They want to make preparations and get Willa ready. I was so excited that they care communicating with us!
I also just heard from a "blog friend" that just returned from Qingdao. She said she was shocked how nice the CWI was to her. They had her gifts, made her a meal, let her meet some of the children and tour the orphanage! She said they had a ton of photos of her son and had made her a scrapbook! Can you believe it? I am so excited and so relieved to hear that they really love the kids!
I am really getting excited! This time next month, I should know my travel dates at the very least! I am hoping this time next month I am knee deep in packing and planning! And because I serve the Giver of Miracles, I may very well be on a plane to CHINA!