|Just a few more steps closer to our little guy!|
Our agency will ship the original LOA via FedEx Express Saver service tomorrow, so we should receive it by the end of the week. Upon arrival, we will "officially" sign and date the hard document and return it to our agency. Then, they will forward it on to China!!
We have been told that the estimate for our travel is "ten to fourteen weeks" AFTER our I-800 is submitted to Immigration. As we had anticipated when we received the "soft LOA" we could be traveling the last week of May or some time in June!
This I-800 form officially titled Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative will approve the "specific child" (Oliver) we will be adopting. (You may also remember a similar form called the "I-800A" which approved us as a family several months ago.) We will receive a "receipt" letter from the USCIS and wait 7-10 days for the I-800 Approval.
It's getting exciting, folks!