Monday, July 26, 2010

Wahoo! We just got Pre-approval!!

Wow!  This was completely unexpected!  Usually when you send in your Letter of Intent it takes an average of 1 to 4 weeks to receive the Pre-approval, but we just had ours submitted on Thursday and got it today!  That was really quick.  I hadn't even begun to think about when we were going to get it yet!

Pre-approval means that our application to adopt Min was received and that the China Centre of Adoption Affairs agrees to move the application file into the procedure for the adoption of special needs children.

We are now getting a home study addendum to include the special needs that were listed with Min's file and waiting for the Letter of Acceptance.

The time from the PA (pre-approval) to LOA (Letter of Acceptance) is 1 to 3 months.
Then, from LOA to TA (Travel Approval) is 6 - 8 weeks.
Then, TA to final travel is approximately 3 to 4 weeks.

Just wanted to tell the world about the quick Pre-approval!



1 comment:

  1. Hi! I just found your site from the advocatewc group! Congratulations!!! I just wanted to warn you... our LOC came just 10-11 days after PA! :) I hope yours comes as fast!!! I look forward to following your journey!