Thursday, July 26, 2012

I800 Provisional Approval

One more step down!  We received our I800 (visa for L) provisional approval today--phew!

The next step in the process is to have the National Visa Center cable this information to China to begin paperwork processing there.  While the term "cable" has an official ring to it, this is basically an emailed PDF with a hard copy to follow.

In the next 1-2 weeks, we should receive a copy of the letter that is sent to China, and have chosen to receive it via email rather than waiting for the hard copy.  We still get a hard copy, but an email will shave a few days off, and the faster this can happen, the better.

In the meantime, we are prepping away, trying to view our home through the eyes of a 2-year-old, which means things like moving medications to high, locked areas, reorganizing our pantry to get rid of rickety, old shelves, etc. We're trying to spend lots of time with the furballs, whose lives are about to go to hell in a handbasket.  And, of course, enjoying summer, as the sun is slowly deciding that maybe we are worthy here in Narnia the Pacific Northwest. 


  1. :-) As you try to childproof your house, invite a little kid over. You will see that what he or she finds to play with are not at all the things you thought you had to watch out for to begin with in the house. The oddest things are entertaining, some of which are dangerous. Fortunately, you will be there to watch and wonder, when your turn comes (and it will!!). Note to self- there is a LOT of toilet paper on a roll and unrolling it is really, really fun! Good luck and hang in there.

  2. Yaaay one step closer!!!!!
    amy xxxxx

  3. I can totally feel the excitement across the interweb :)

    As far as childproofing...don't worry if you don't have everything done right away. You'll be stuck like glue to him anyway with all the bonding so he won't have much opportunity to just get himself into too many messes before you figure out all the things he might want to get into... :)

  4. You are SO close! It is so cool that we both live in the PNW! I am excited for you guys!!

  5. Getting closer! So exciting!

  6. Yeah! Things are moving right along!