Sunday, May 20, 2007

We're Getting Somewhere!

Wednesday was our last meeting with our social worker! She also has all our paperwork. With any luck, she will have our full homestudy report finished by Thursday (May 24th) and we can submit our first round of paperwork to USCIS (U.S. Immigration). This is good news because Michigan is notoriously SLOW for processing these forms. Hopefully, we won't have to wait TOO long for a fingerprint appointment either.

Once we are fingerprinted and the USCIS approves our form (called an I600A) then they send us a 171h. This document basically approves us to bring a foreign orphan into the country. Once we are closer to the end and have all the specifics about our kids, we'll submit the I600, which will get them visas to enter the country.

We are still a long way from that point, but nice to feel like we are accomplishing something!

1 comment:

Katie Ceci said...

Congratulations on your pending adoption! How wonderful to help out a child in need-this blog is terrific and educational. I think you guys are doing a wonderful deed for all the right reasons. I look forward to following your progress and to meet your baby boy. Your girls are gorgeous-hope everyone is doing well.