Monday, June 4, 2007

Still Waiting...

No word yet on our TA. We got the following email from our agency on Friday:

"Good afternoon TG 125,

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to send a word of encouragement to you as you continue to wait for your TAs.

As many of you have noted, a few agencies have begun receiving their TAs. America World is currently waiting on your group's TAs to arrive. Please know that nothing is wrong with your batch of approvals. The Travel Approval process works quite differently from the referral process. The Center does not send all of the approvals out to the agencies at the same time. Rather, they send out however many TAs Director Lu has been able to approve and sign. Unfortunately, they are usually staggered as they are sent out.

We are very aware of your excitement and readiness to meet your children. Hang in there! This week is the fourth week out from when the referral acceptances were received in China. It usually takes 3-5 weeks for us to hear back from the CCAA. They should be here shortly.

Once the Travel Approvals have arrived in our office, we will request Consulate Appointments for your group. It generally takes 3-5 business days to hear back regarding the confirmed appointment. At that time, we will have concrete travel dates for your group.

I look forward to working with each of you more in the near future regarding your travel plans."

I guess we should be used to waiting by now! In the meantime, we had a relaxing weekend. I am actually able to park my car in the garage again...woohoo! We are making progress on Lily's room, getting it organized and ready for her. I'll post pictures soon!

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