Friday, April 29, 2011

Fingerprint Appointment Complete

Today we were able to walk in and get our fingerprints done.  Thanks so much to all of you who let me know about this.  I was bummed that our appointment wasn't until May 20th.  Now it is all taken care of.  Praying that our I800a is approved quickly.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fingerprint Appointment

I just received notice today that our fingerprint appointment is scheduled for May 20th.  This is the next step in obtaining our I800a.  I would love to get it done sooner (ya know, to speed up the process).  Can any one fill me in on information about walk-ins?  I had never realized that you could do this until I saw it on Rum*r Queen.

Thanks guys!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Over the Moon!!

So we thought that the picture that we received yesterday was fabulous and then this morning I received this......

So happy that others are going to Makinley's orphanage to adopt their children.  Love that while they are there they think of me and get me these amazing gifts....glimpses of my baby girl.

I think that we have watched the video 100 times already.  I think that every time I try and will it to be a little longer.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sleeping Angel

We have a sleeping angel sent straight from Heaven!

And she sucks her thumb!!

I was given this picture by a friend of mine who just travelled to the orphanage to meet her son.
I love our Z group!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Here We Go...(Again!)

On Tuesday I resent both of my packages.  Funny how paranoid I was that I was missing or forgetting something!  I think I checked and rechecked the packages several times to make sure that everything was there and I had done everything right.

So now we just sit and wait.  The BIG part for me is done.  All I have to do now is get documents certified and authenticated.  After that I will send my dossier to my agency.  Hopefully this will be some time by the end of June.  I am really praying that our dossier gets to China by end of July. 

Now we just sit and wait...aaahhhhh....the fun part. (Tons of sarcasm in my voice).

Monday, April 4, 2011

My BIG Ooooooppppsssss!!

Saturday the mailman arrived with a package for me.  "Wow," I thought, "that was fast!"  I should have known better.  Anytime you get stuff back from the government fast it is probably NOT good news.  It wasn't.  The documents that I sent off to be certified were returned to me because they were missing my marriage certificate. they weren't.  The certificate was the 4th page in the batch of documents.  Now this in no way holds us up, but it cost me a pretty penny to send them off and then I also paid for them to send them back!!  Now I am starting all over.  What a waste of money!!  That was entirely frustrating.

But wait, another package...this one from USCIS!!!  Wait, it is too thick to be a letter stating that they were processing my application.  UUuggghhhhhh.......everything was sent back!!!!!  I apparently, in my very organized speediness, forgot to SIGN the application...hubby too!!!!!!  Uuuuggghhhhh!!!!!!!!  Now this DOES hold us back.  This process is taking 60 days, and because of my mistake I cost us a week!!  THAT STINKS!!!!

So now that I have vented, I am going to start all over and send off my I800A application.  Please let it take less than 60 days!!!