It's REALLY HERE!! We received that hard copy LOA on Friday and today sent it back to the agency so that they can send it back to China!!
So what's next? That's what I'm ready to answer!!
The China process has many steps- but we are on the last few.
1. Receive LOA from China- CHECK!!
2. Receive I-800 approval from USCIS- CHECK!!
3. Receive Visa approval from NVC- Any Day Now!!
4. Request issuance of Article 5 from US Consulate in China- Next week?
5. Issuance of Invitation to Travel from China- *hopefully* a few days after Art 5
We are hoping to travel to China in the 2nd or 3rd week of Sept!!!
How exciting is that??? Our little girl will soon be HOME!!!
And we are hoping you will all join us in one FINAL fundraiser to help meet the matching grant that Lifesong was so sweet to bless us with. Our current Lifesong balance is $694. We need to get to $2500 for them to write a check for $5000 to be sent to our agency. Right now our final agency fees are $5508 so that would almost completely cover what's left! Puzzle pieces are being sold to help raise the last bit we need to get that matching grant at $10 each. Donation information & info about the Starfish puzzle is on the post just before this. :)
We HATE to keep asking for you guys to buy this raffle ticket & this shirt & blah, blah, blah but the truth is that it isn't for us and we need a little bit more help. The amazing news is that her orphanage donation is now FULLY funded!!! Thank you all for that!!!
So, if you'd like to help in our final push to get fees paid, we'd be grateful!!
And if you can't help or don't feel led to, we would also gratefully accept prayers! Prayers for Laila's health, for God's provision, and for safe travel...
Thanks so much!
Fannie, Matt, Kate, Chengbin, & Laila SOON!!