Today we got our I800 approval letter in the mail. YAY! Here is still the timeline we are following until we travel. Time from I-800 approval letter to our NVC letter is 7-10 business days. NVC letter to DS-260 submission to Consulate is 1 week. DS-260 submission to Article 5 is 2 weeks. Article 5 to Travel Invitation is 2-3 weeks. We listened in on a travel to China conference call today that allowed us to find out what to expect before travel, during travel and right after...oh my! In that conference call we found out that instead of it being for sure 6 weeks from our travel invitation from China to us traveling, it could be as short as 2 weeks...oh my! The longest though will be 6 weeks. That could be stressful if it is 2 weeks. Curious how the rest of our summer plays out for sure. In the mean time we are just finishing up homeschooling for the kids this week and then heading full force into garage sale collecting and prep as we continue to raise money for our trip. I get such a kick out of the cost variations...such as, it may cost $1500 for a plane ticket for each of us...or it may cost $3,000. Crazy to be raising money when we are not sure how much we will need. So our total trip may cost $10,000 to $14,000 just for travel depending on rates at the time of booking. Crazy right?! Plus we still need to travel with the $5,000 for the orphanage donation. Yep, adoption is expensive and I am so thankful for everyone's help already and continued help to bring this all to pass...we are beyond grateful!