Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hoping for progress ....


Without going into much detail we are working really hard on getting our approval and our 171 from the USCIS. We are in the first batch of families that have to file using an I800 application. There seems to be alot of confusion about the Hague requirements. Our homestudy agency, Adoption Services, has been wonderful and has literally rewritten and sent requested documents the same day. Our social worker even came in on her day off to sign things for us... I plan on calling USCIS Tuesday to follow up. I pray things get where they should, and the USCIS case worker promptly processes our file. Our adoption agency, Adoption Advocates, has sent the rest of our dossier off to Chicago for certification. My goal and hope is that we are DTC (dossier to china) by August 12th. That is the day China said they wanted our dossier- it is also the day Dave and I were married 19 years ago....

8 comments:

cheepette8 said...

I am praying for you guys. I hope that it can all work out.

Chelley said...

prayers said!!!!

Fingers and toes crossed!

Mom To Six said...

Praying that everything resolves itself as soon as possible.

Jana said...

Good luck!! I pray that things fall into place and that you get to travel quickly!!

Sara said...

Praying for you guys!!! Come on USCIS!!!

Ron said...

Here's hoping everything works out for you.

Sara said...

Hey Shelly...still praying for your family and Eli...It will all work out :-)

AZMom said...

Is your new son to be from Wuhan, Hubei? I run the Hubeiadoptiontrips yahoogroup. If you are interested in joinging, please look me up!

We have an 8 year old daughter from Yunmeng, Hubei, China. She came home at 9 months.

I wish you luck on your journey! Wuhan is a city that is rich in culture and was an incredible trip for us. You can read our daughter's trip blog:
http://www.geocities.com/brittanypup/kaitlynn.html

Please come and join your Hubei families if you aren't there already!