We’re above average! Usually that is a good thing but not this time. We are over the average waiting time for Travel Approval (TA). Of course, this is largely due to Chinese New Year last week which closed down the office that issues TA but that only helps my head process this wait. My heart still knows we have waited longer than normal. We both want to hear that our TA is done and we can begin making travel plans. But, we also trust that God’s perfect timing will be just right.
With that said, I am on pins and needles waiting for the phone to ring. Every time it does I grab it, hoping the number on the caller ID is our adoption agency.
In the adoption community, there are several online forums for people to gather and share information. It has been so quiet this week as so many are in the same situation we are. We are all hoping and praying that our TAs get processed this week, sent out and arrive in the US early next week.
Once the TA arrives, our agency will make an appointment at the US consulate in China for us and then book all of our in China travel details. This includes hotels, flights between cities, guides and government appointments. We are responsible for booking our flights to and from China.
Please pray for:
- The arrival of our Travel Approval.
- The details of our travel arrangements to come together quickly and easily once the TA arrives.
- Low cost flights to and from China.
- Brooke, as she goes through the many transitions in the weeks ahead.
- All of us as we adapt to one another and bond together as a family.