Saturday, March 12, 2011

Another step in the process completed!

God has been demonstrating His power and provision in so many ways through our adoption process.  

Last Saturday, we received the approval to classify Grace as our child when entering the U.S. from Immigration.  Next, we needed a letter from the National Visa Center (NVS) notifying us that our case had been forwarded to the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, P.R.C.  I emailed the NVC on Thursday evening and by Friday morning I had a scanned copy of the letter from them ready to be submitted to the U.S. Consulate via email.  Our case worker had said this step could have taken 3 weeks just like the document from Immigration.  Both letters came in a week!!  Praise God!!!  

What steps remain in the process?  Now, the U.S. Consulate will issue a letter called an Article V letter that will be sent the China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA), so that the CCAA can issue our travel documents.  Our case worker said it usually takes about 3 weeks for the Article V letter, so please join us in praying that God will work and that this letter will get issued in a week!  Next, the ball in the CCAA's court, which she said can take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks.  Please pray for speed once our documents reach the CCAA.  

Once we receive travel documents from the CCAA, we need to travel to China within 90 days, so we will schedule an interview with the U.S. Consulate which will fall at the end of our trip to China and then we can make travel arrangements!

Please pray as well that we will get an update and couple of new pictures of Grace.  Your prayers mean so much to us, and we are so thankful for all of our wonderful friends and family and your support through this process!

"For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD;
   I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
How great are your works, LORD,
   how profound your thoughts!" 

Psalm 92:4-5

1 comment:

  1. She is beautiful! Congratulations!!

    ~Tracy in JHU




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