This is going to be a short post, but....We got our I800 provisional approval today. PTL! As I was sitting out at my wonderful friend's house (thanks again Ann) trying to forget the distressing news from Aiden's Dr. appt yesterday,
I got the email that said,
I just approved your I-800. You should receive your approval notice in 7-10 days. Have a great day!"
Ah yeah. That should help my day!! I screamed. Jenny Rae and Ann joined in the excitment, I emailed Emily, called Troy (sadly, in that order), and then I returned to my usual practical self. I tried to start figuring out possible travel dates and contemplating what would work for our family. On the return trip from Baltic to Soo Foo, I called Steve, our agency's travel guru, and really didn't learn all that much. It's still a pretty broad spectrum. I get the impression, though, that mid-August is a VERY real possibility. That's amazing as the sooner we can get Ethan the better, obviously, and we could travel with another family going to the same province getting a little one just two months older than Ethan. Conversely, that would mean missing out on much-needed in-service money and setting the tone for our classes. We are in emotional turmoil about our options. I will not, however, get my undies in a bunch until we have an idea about our earliest possible travel date. ;) No matter how we look at it, though, we are getting VERY close to going to get our sweet baby. Ethan Fletcher, we are getting ever so close....