I was able to work from home today in order to be here when the FedEx delivery of our LOA came. We expected it to arrive this morning as our agency had express mailed it to us yesterday. Well, I waited, emailed our agency to find the tracking number, checked and found out it was "out for delivery", waited some more and finally at 3:00 pm the package arrived. Come to find out, FedEx was experiencing national delays due to planes being grounded because of weather. Our wonderful FedEx delivery woman let me take her picture with our package.
The main document in this package is the Letter Seeking Confirmation. This letter says you are officially approved to adopt a specific child and then you must check a box to say either you accept the child or do not accept the child and sign the form. This is the peak of the adoption process other than the day you actually meet your child.
Once the package was in hand, I sorted through the contents, made the necessary copies and scans, and got everything organized. When Dennis got home, we signed it all and rushed to the post office to overnight a package to US immigration and another one went back to the adoption agency. We made it to the post office just in time to get it out in tonight's mail.
We hope to receive our approval from US immigration before Christmas. At the same time our agency is preparing some other paperwork that will go to China.
We decided to go out to celebrate and decided a good burger at Red Robin in Madison would be perfect. We had a great meal. The manager came around and asked if everything was ok and we told him we were there celebrating this important step in our adoption. A little later our waiter brought us balloons and told us there was no charge for the meal tonight! We thanked his manager for making our night even more special.