We have travel approval! It came through yesterday, as did our visas from the consulate in SF. I'll be happy to have our passports back in hand, which should be Friday.
This is really happening!
The next step is to request a consulate appointment, which is the last thing we do in China before heading home. We put in our request yesterday, and the 5 dates we have requested are all in.....September!!! We thought this was a complete no-go, and were setting our sights much later in the year so are thrilled by the possibility. We should find out today or tomorrow what the consulate appt (CA) date is, and work backward from there (we need to be there 12 days or so in advance). There is a huge national holiday the first week of October, so we pretty much need to be in and out by then as everything is closed for celebrations. Which means that we are likely to have our son within the month. Hoooooly cow.
Cory turns the big four-oh on September 19, and it has been his dream to meet his son before then. Fingers and toes crossed that this will be the case. Here's hoping!
We just had some changes at work in regards to phone/computer systems, and had to re-format our passwords. Our admin noted that when I was emailing her about the new password formats, I kept typing passport instead of password. Can I say how out of the game my brain is right now? :-)
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