|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.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
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 [...].
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!