"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet,regardless of time, place, or circumstance.The thread may stretch or tangle,but it will never break."

- an ancient Chinese belief

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Nothing Left to Do But Wait on The Call

We opened the mailbox today and found that our last paperwork hurdle had been cleared. Our updated I171-H had arrived so all we have to do now is wait on the call from our agency when referrals come out. We really didn't expect our application to be processed this quickly but I guess they were familiar enough with our file from the fingerprint update to go ahead and quickly issue another renewal. Thank You USCIS in Atlanta.

Monday, June 14, 2010

One Last Paperwork Hurdle

Timing seems to not be something that is working in our favor. Had we gotten a referral this month then our current I600A approval would have been sufficient to complete our adoption. Since we didn't, we have had to send in a renewal application and hope they allow us to get a grandfathered I600A renewal. The expiration date on on current approval would be so close that we can't risk it not being valid for our return. Hopefully it will be processed quickly and we can get it back close to our receiving Emily's referral.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June...A Busy Month

The end of May and early June are turning out to be quite busy around our house. We've been working on finishing up the staining of our stairs. Hoping to get all that out of the way before Emily comes home. We also managed to get in a vacation at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. It was a wonderful week full of fun and relaxation. We even made it to Charleston for a day. When we got home, our updated I-171H arrived in the mail. It was updated after our fingerprints were redone back in May. Unfortunately we're going to have to file the I-600A again and hope they allow us to get a grandfathered renewal for it. They are supposed to, but that process is never easy. We didn't make it into the June batch that the CCAA put out, but it appears we will be in the July batch unless something really unusual happens. Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned.