We have it! It's finally official!
These last few days have been a whirlwind.
Thursday (6/20) - unexpectedly received news that our travel approval was on its way from China (no big delay after all! Praise God!).
Friday (6/21) - our travel approval arrived to U.S.
Saturday (6/22) - our travel agent found us some Great rates and placed our itinerary on hold, since we were expecting to receive confirmation of our consulate appointment by Monday/Tuesday.
Sunday (6/23) through Tuesday (6/25) - we waited...and waited...and waited for the final confirmation, knowing that our itinerary can't be kept on hold much longer. On the afternoon of Tuesday (6/25), we found out that we're actually waiting for her orphanage to confirm the date (and not the consulate). Our travel agent was able to rebook the same itinerary for us, just for another day.
Wednesday (6/26) - received our final confirmation of our consulate appointment (8/1/13), which makes our Gotcha Day 7/22/13! Finalizing our itinerary today!
God is Gracious,