Saturday, April 29, 2006

Infamous brown envelope...

We got our brown envelope in the mail today from the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou. The envelope contains the documents we will need in China to apply for Lauren's immigration visa. From what I've heard, not everyone actually gets their envelope. If they don't, their agency has copies of all the paperwork they need. I figured we wouldn't receive one since we were DTC on 1/13 and it's been over 3 months now. The date on the cover letter is 1/23 and we just got the envelope today. The postmark is 4/25, so it sat around for 3 months before it was mailed.

I have to admit that it is kinda cool to get the envelope, since it's kind of acknowledgment that we ARE actually in the system. This is nice because it seems everything connected to the CCAA (China Center for Adoption Affairs) is a bit of a mystery.


6 comments:

Jacquie said...

Alright! Brown is good is it not? Kinda cool getting this in the mail.

Lisa~~ said...

Brown is good! Even though the brown envelope has nothing to do with CCAA or being in their system, it's still good to know that the U.S. Government is ready for you once you do receive your daughter.

Heather said...

Wow - that looks official!! Congrats - every step is just a little bit closer to Lauren....

Lisa and Tate said...

SCREAM!!!! You've been BROWNED!!!! Even though I am lost in the LID shuffle .... I still can hang onto the BROWN envelope and know that China is aware I am coming to get my TATE!!!! I am so very excited for you!!!

Lisa

Kim M. said...

Congrats! Doesn't it feel great for some reason I don't know why!

Sandy said...

Wow - 3 months to get it! It is a wonderful confirmation though that your paperwork is in place! Congratulations!