appt. with USCIS

Saturday, April 26, 2008

We received a letter in the mail this week from USCIS with our fingerprint appt. date.  We both have to be downtown at Homeland Security this Friday for our fingerprint appointments.  I was so excited when I saw it in the mail!  By the way, USCIS is what used to be called the INS, or immigration.  We had to file the I-600A which is a "Advance Processing of Orphan Petition".  It is filled out by prospective parents before an orphan is located and identified for an adoption.  So, you can see where we are in the process....we still have a ways to go.

USCIS reply

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

On Saturday, we received a letter in the mail from the Department of Homeland Security.  It stated that they got our paperwork and they will be sending us a letter shortly with our appointment date to be fingerprinted.  It also stated that they typical processing time for our I-600A is three months.  We will wait and see, and hope that it does not take that long.

paperwork sent to USCIS

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thanks to Paul, we sent our paperwork to immigration on Friday. While we were at work, he drove our paperwork to the post office and DHL.  Thank youl!  For a while we felt it would never happen.  When we were first assigned our social worker, she could not meet with us for a month, and then ended up moving to Arizona.  However, it all worked out, and we really liked our new social worker. Good thing because she will be visiting our home for several years, once we have the children, to do follow-up reports.  We completed our training classes, interviews and home study (we were approved for two children!)  within two weeks. Thankfully we had the week off for Easter and had time available to do it all so quickly. Hopefully we will get our paperwork from them in a timely manner, but we were told it could take three and a half months.  Until then, we have plenty of paperwork to complete for our dossier (paperwork we have to send to Ukraine).


                                                               Cabo San Lucas, MX  2008


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