Thursday, September 3, 2009

PA !!!!

We received our PA ( pre- approval) today !!!

This means that our application to adopt Gao En Xiao ( Maggie) has been submitted and received by the China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA).

What next ?

We wait on our Referral Acceptance (RA) which confirms that the CCAA has approved our family's request to adopt Maggie. This is also known as the Letter of Acceptance
( LOA).

When will we travel ?

Since our Dossier was already in China when we sent our Letter of Intent( LOI), and our Dossier went directly to the Special Needs Department, we will wait an average of 2-6 months for our RA. From then, we will wait some more for our Travel Acceptance (TA). The average wait time seems to be about 4 months for an RA.
So, we really don't know when we will travel.
I can't wait to hold our little Maggie ! (which by the way, is what part of her name means - "little").

4 comments:

Mama Hen said...

Wow! Wonderful news! Is your whole family going to go?

Mandi said...

Congratulations!!! When will you be able to share her picture (or did I miss it)? I can't wait to hear more about her.

Hugs,
Mandi

Gavin's Family said...

That's great to hear Kathy! ;)

C said...

Hi,
Found your blog at the GaozhouSWI Yahoo-group. Our first girl is a Gao-girl and the 3rd of September we got our pre-approval for our second girl who is waiting for us in the province of Guizhou. We signed our LOI the 18th. If you are curious you can see our Gao-girl in the photo-album named “Persson”.
We sent our big dossier to China about the same time as you did, so even thou we will be in different provinces I hope for both our families that CCAA will do what they have to do fast and that we will receive our LOA in good time before Christmas. I would love to spend Christmas this year as a mother of two.
All the luck to you!
/C

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
We have a daughter !!!!!!
Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
She is in the SWI of Gaozhou City,China.
(
Guangdong Province)