Today is two weeks since we received the phone call that we got LOA for Eli.
And well the reason you have not gotten another blog update since then, is because we were on hold just waiting because the DOB on the LOA did not match any of the records for Eli we or our agency had. So we have not be able to move forward with his adoption...
Our agency notified the adoption afairs office in China to report the error, only to be told it was not an error. So we had to wait for China to investigate and send proper records with the correct DOB (or at least DOB that matches the LOA) before we could move on with the adoption paperwork.
We were hoping they would discover the mistake and send a new LOA with the DOB that matches all the records we have. But instead they sent all new records...
Yep, we got the email from our agency yesterday that the DOB on our LOA is correct and they now have records to match.
So what does all this mean?
It means China just made Eli a year older...
on paper that is.
We have all the records to show he is 10 yrs old. So our current plan is to just go along with it, so we can get to China and bring our boys home. Then we will work on correcting it before we get his US birth certificate.
The other good thing is we recieved three new pics of Eli with the news. Yay! We love new pics!
most likely taken early this year cuz we bought him that jacket for CNY
|We believe this was taken this summer.|
|Heard word that he went to camp with orphanage.|
Well we need to submit our I-800 to USCIS (immigration) requesting permission for Eli to enter the US and become a citizen. But we are waiting on paperwork from our agency to be able to do this.
Previously our agency wanted to wait for Kai's LOA to come and thus send both boys' I-800s at the same time. Which sounds like a great plan to help time their adoptions in China together. But because time is ticking away. We are now at present hoping to submit both I-800s to USCIS, and then email Kai's LOA when it comes. Just so we can get the paperwork moving. Waiting for agency response.
Please continue to keep our boys in your prayers.
Kai has been sad lately we are told, because several children from Shepherd's Field have been adopted lately. Which is wonderful for those children and their families. But hard for our boy, who still does not know he has a family working to bring him home. And more friends are leaving soon.
|his big buddy Aaron just left too|
|super cool in sunglasses|
|I'm told he only wears the shirts we sent|