June 14, 2010
The Chinese flag is waving... Article 5 has arrived on Flag Day straight from the USA and on it's way to the Chinese Consulate. Now, we await our TA (Travel Approval) and CA (Consulate Appointment).
The Article 5 letter basically means that the United States says that all our adoption paperwork is in order for Gabriella to be issued a visa and there is nothing "lagging" with it.
Once the Article 5 letter is completed, it is sent with the signed LOA back to the CCAA, who then starts the process for the Travel Approval. This step has them contacting the province to verify all is in order with the child's paperwork and the child is ready.
Once they get this notification that the child is ready, they will then issue Travel Approval.