Well today we got our updated immigration paperwork (I-800A) so we are good now from that stand point to travel to China. Our current paperwork is due to expire in May 2010 so this will carry us through 2011 -plenty of time!
We also received our I-800 Provisional Approval! This means the US Consulate has approved Grace to come to the United States. Our Provisional Approval was dated 4-14-10. (We had a scare here where our file was being revoked and our adoption agency will need to solicit information from the orphanage and supply it to the investigator and it could take days to weeks...after many tears, I mean like 4 hours - and finally falling on my face before God and proclaiming my promise from God for Grace and not seeing this as a problem but an opportunity for God to show his power! I tell you folks there is power in this ....less than 24 hours later, I got a call saying the investigator now says he is approving your file, he was out of his jurisdiction and had no right to revoke it! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, who does this ...who can explain this???? Only God can do this! Now I just have to learn to step into this place with him and walk in faith from the get go and not let the enemy play with me and break me down for hours before I crawl to the throne room of my GOD! I'm just saying...can anyone relate?)
I called the NVC (National Visa Center) today and they also received our file from the US Consulate in Washington. I will check back in 72 hours to verify it has been cabled to the US Consulate in Guangzhou. Will keep you posted...
Getting closer...still looking like we are tracking for travel early June...keep praying folks! We want to be there as soon as possible!