60 days later – LOA!
Technically my official approval date was on Friday, my agency received the hard copy today. This is China’s Letter of Approval, and when I sign to formally accept little dude as my son (there will be more signatures in China, of course).
I’m preparing his care package…
His room is pretty much done:
I have several more steps to complete to satisfy immigration and visa requirements before receiving travel approval (TA). My agency estimates travel in 9-12 weeks – but others say they tend to intentionally overestimate and it could be 6-8 weeks. In order to travel I NEED to be fully funded. Fortunately the majority of things are paid. All that is left is:
Orphanage fee: estimated $5900
Flights: estimated $3000?
In country adoption fees and expenses: estimated $2200?
In country travel costs: estimated $2000-3000?
If you’re able please consider donating or purchasing items through my latest fundraiser with One Mission. They have a lot of unique gifts (hint hint – Christmas gifts) Thank you!