Quite unexpectetly, we received our letter of acceptance on Monday!!! We were told that it is normal to wait about 60-90 days for this document--ours was processed in 37 day!! I think that this is the first time we were ahead of schedule on something. As I mentioned before, the letter of acceptance (LOA) is a huge step in the process and it ushers in the final steps of Tulip's adoption!! Here are a couple of pictures of our LOA:
When I called our adoption agency yesterday I was
told that our file, which has been in IMMIGRATION department for the
past 6 months, has been moved to the TRAVEL department!! This made me
happy and a little sad--happy to be moving on but sad that I can't call
any of the friends I have made in the immigration department because
they can no longer answer my questions.
So, now our focus is on travel--which we hope to do in about 10 weeks (could be up to 14 weeks).
again my computer desk is filled with forms to be filled out and
paperwork to be read and understood. My to-do list, which had gotten
pretty short, is suddenly filled back up!