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One down, one to go!

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Got our FDLE clearance. Cleared 1/12/07. Just waiting on DCF now. Crossing my fingers that it arrives before 2/1/07 so we can keep on schedule.

One Month

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Dan and I have joked about how we’re going to take “monthly” pictures like women often do when they are pregnant. Since we started the process exactly one month ago today, what better day than today to start? We’ve also talked about doing something special as we go through this time of waiting. So look [...]

What is an I-171H???

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

An I-171H is probably the most important document to the adoption process. It is the single piece of paper that will allow us to adopt a child from another country. Read below… The I-171H – “Notice of Favorable Determination Concerning Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition” When the USCIS approves your I-600A, they [...]

What is this I-600A we keep talking about???

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition The I-600A is the first form you will fill out with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This form is completed before an orphan is located or has been identified for an adoption by you. Do NOT confuse this form with the I-600 form which is [...]

Adoption Speak

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Before we entered the world of adoption, we had never heard terms like “paperchasing”, “I-600A”, “dossier”, and so many more. We quickly learned the definitions of each, and have become intimately involved in each of these activities and/or paperwork processes. I want you to understand what each step in the process is, so keep reading [...]

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