Thursday, November 1, 2012

L O A !!!!!!!!!

I know I had taken a brief hiatus from this blog, but I am back.  And what better way to restart this party than with great news?

Finally, on Day 94 of the wait, we received LOA, which stands for Letter of Acceptance from China.  The wait time to get this document varies tremendously.  In the last couple of months, people have waited anywhere from 12 days to 163 days to get this paperwork.

What does this mean?  This means that not only are we another step closer to our sweet Levi, but we can send a care package and request an update.  It also means that I can publicly share pictures and information about our newest little one.

Here he is!!!  Levi QingHai

These pictures were taken when he was 8 months old and he turned 1 on September 1st.  He is from Shanxi province and is from Yuncheng SWI.

I can't wait to get this sweet boy home.  Usually families travel about 3 months after receiving LOA, however that is right around the time of Chinese New Year.  Government offices close for a week in celebration, and that could delay our travel till the end of February.

Admit it.  He is just about the cutest thing you have ever seen - isn't he.


Jill W said...

Congratulations! He is adorable!

Jodi said...


Jess said...

Look at those eyes! Auntie Jess just wants to squeeze you through the computer!

just me said...

Very anxious to meet my new grandson!!!!

JillR said...

Love those Yuncheng boys - they are a handsome lot!!!