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Saturday, July 31, 2010

The long and winding road...

Things continue to move along, albeit a little slower as we reach the end of the first phase of the paper chase. We thought we had finished the last of our medical paperwork this week, but a couple forms need to be re-done and our doctor is now on vacation. We need to get the home study finalized so we can get that off to immigration to get the final phase moving.

If we needed any motivation, we found out recently that there is a deadline of Nov 1 to get our dossier accepted in the birth country, or they freeze new applications until Feb 1. 4 months! Backing that off a month for shipping, translation, corrections, etc we need to have our final dossier mailed by Oct. 1. Being that we are at Aug 1 that gives us 2 months. The problem is the USCIS although they can be as quick as a month, are sometimes taking 11 or more weeks!

Pray for quick homestudy completion and USCIS approval so our little girl doesn't get stuck waiting for four months on paperwork. We sure are!


  1. Keeping my fingers crossed for a super-quick completion of all your paperwork!! Hurry up, USCIS, Jenny is waiting! ;-)

  2. I just saw that you are adopting Jenny! Yay!!! That is so exciting! Congratulations. I will pray you will get your approval very quick!

  3. Those doctor forms can be a pain =). We had to redo them a few times and it was hard because the notary was not in the same office! Uggh. Hope things move for you!