Sunday, January 1, 2012

Last Post of 2011: Happy New Year, Henry!

Monty waiting for his buddy

Our baby boy has no idea what 2012 will bring him. He has no idea that his mummy and daddy are constantly thinking about him, that his toys are waiting to be played with, that his new room and home are expecting him, and his "new" 10-year old Shih-Tzu named Monty is suspecting something a little peculiar. Henry has no clue that we are about to embark on an unforgettable journey to China, which will change his little life forever. 2012 will be one very special year in our House...hopefully starting in March!

To wrap up 2011, I have a couple of updates to share; nothing much to celebrate about but it's still progress. Okay, I've been naughty. My original plan was to email the NVC on Thursday (Dec. 29) but I heard that a few people had received an NVC response on the day of receiving the I-800 Approval. So when our Approval arrived in the mail on Tuesday, I decided to email the NVC in the evening at 8pm CST to be precise. Twenty minutes later, I received their auto-response. The next day on Wednesday around lunch, they told me by email that "no information was found regarding this case" :(. I guess it was worth a try.

So. I returned to Plan A and contacted the NVC for the second time on Thursday morning. I had probably checked my email every 30 minutes until around 5pm (lol, what a saddo!), but I didn't hear anything until Friday morning:
Your inquiry has been received at the NVC. The adoption petition you mentioned in your letter has recently been entered (30DEC2011) into our computer system and assigned the case number listed below.

You will be notified once this case is forwarded to the assigned US Embassy/Consulate General.

Once this case has been forwarded to the assigned US Embassy/Consulate General, the
NVC will send a copy of the approval letter via email [...].
Due to the New Year holiday on Monday, there will be zero NVC-action at the House for several days :(. If I don't hear from them by 1pm, 11am, 9am on Tuesday (Jan. 3), I will send them another friendly email with my case number (GUZ#) in the subject line. Hopefully, we'll be "cabled" AND be celebrating the arrival of our NVC letter early next week!

Goodbye, 2011 -- you have been wonderful, but please move over for 2012! We are so ready to bring home our little prince.

Happy New Year, everyone!


Team Robichaux said...

Happy new year!! Henry is almost home :) Here's to a new year with lots of great family memories... to China or bust ;)


linxx said...

Happy New Year, Tasha! We're almost there! I know in a few weeks I'll be running around like a headless chicken so I'm trying to get myself organized in terms of personal and business projects :O.


hcobb said...

So excited to see the process is moving along and even more excited to meet Henry!! xo