November 6, 2014

WOW! Got Our TA!

I can't even believe what I'm about to write. Last night we found out that Beijing has already processed our travel approval (TA) and is going to be mailing it to us!

We thought we would be on this step for at least a week or ten days (and maybe up to 3 weeks), but its already done! It will come to us in the mail and then we will get our appointments in Xian and Guangzhou lined up.

This also means that we won't be needing to extend our visas, saving us money and stress.

We still don't know the exact dates of when we will be traveling, but we will keep you all posted as it happens.

much love,
the petersons

November 5, 2014

We Got Our Article 5

Our Article 5 was issued on Monday. Now our information is being sent to Beijing and they will mail us travel approval. At that point we will be able to head to Xian and then Guangzhou to finalize our adoption. We are so close. Our visas run out December 4th, so its gonna be close.

Besides that I'm finishing up my teaching job this weekend and we are continuing to sell off our stuff. It seems to be going well, but there will be some stressful days ahead.

Much love,
the petersons

October 29, 2014

Little Fish Update

Hi everyone,

Since I last wrote about our efforts to raise funds for Little Fish we have seen $500 come in! I'm really excited to see people stepping up to help these children. I would be thrilled if we could raise another $200 to hit our goal and if we raise more than that even better!

If you're interested in helping out email me.

Peace,
Matt