Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We were informed today that finally, the CCAA (China Center for Adoption Affairs) has issued our Travel Approval (TA). Hoooooooooooray! What this means is that we have been given permission by the Chinese government to come to China and get our girl. Unfortunately, our agency was unable to confirm any appointments for us, and the CCAA is on holiday the rest of this week. Hopefully, we should know more early next week. Two appointments need to be confirmed before we can make our travel arrangments. The first appointment is at the Civil Affairs office in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province. This is where we will meet Maddie and take her into our care. At this point, she is our daughter in the eyes of the Chinese government. The second is our CA (consulate appointment) in Guangzhou where the US Embassy is located. This is where we will receive permission from the US for Maddie to enter the country as a US citizen. Please keep your fingers crossed that Zhejiang province is not delaying appointments due to the swine flu. If all goes well, we could be on our way in three to four weeks!


Susan said...

Oh my, I seriously think I'm going to cry! Congratulations dear friend! I can't wait to hear you've booked your flights and are on your way to Maddie!

Susan & Maiya

Lesa said...

Pam, I'm so happy that you finally have your TA. Hopefully your dates will come in soon and they will stick.
Can't wait to hear more my friend.

3peas1pod said...

Congrats! I am so excited to follow your journey!

Sherry said...

I'm so late in reading this -- so sorry about that -- but I couldn't be more happy for you!!!!! That is the best news -- you will be there before you know it. If you need any packing advice just let me know. I took everything but the kitchen sink.

Have you heard anything yet this week from GW?

M & M said...

So happy for you guys! I can't wait to see Maddie in your arms. I so hope you hear something and soon! Can't wait to follow along.


love, M