We were all ready to leave Thursday evening. Had our kids packed, our dog picked up by a very brave and kind friend:) and started to check in online for the flight that we had been monitoring all day. The computer screen says CANCELED!!! Less than a minute later the phone rang and it was Alaska Airlines calling to let us know that our flight was canceled and there was absolutely no way they could get us to Anchorage for a Friday fingerprinting:( We called and got our dog back and were rebooked for Sunday. A HUGE THANK YOU for understanding and forgiving friends who changed schedules to watch our children and a dog and for my sister who rearranged work schedules to spend the day with us in Anchorage!
We flew out Sunday morning and walked in to be fingerprinted Monday morning. We had a bit of a shock when we walked into the office and the fingerprinter said that the officer who was overseeing us was out of the office and wouldn't be able to facilitate our walk in. AAARRRRGGGG! It wasn't a big deal. The supervisor had left paper work for us at a different office across the hall and we got right in and had our fingerprints don by 9:20 am.
We flew back yesterday and it is great to be home:) We figured that the seven hours it took to fly to Anchorage would have gotten us more than half way to China and we are getting closer to that trip.
So, drum roll.............WE HAVE OUR I800A APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!! We are approved to bring an orphan into the US.. Basically this is the last document we need so that we can send all of our paperwork to China. It is being mailed to Juneau for certification then off to the Chinese embassy for authentication and then everything goes to China. We are almost there:) YAYAYAYAYAY!!