Friday, September 30, 2011

I 797 Arrived!

Well to my shock, our approval from the US goverment arrived today giving us permission to bring an orphan into the country!  We weren't expecting it to arrive for at least another ten days based on current time averages which is currently 60 days.  This leg of the process took us a grand total of 45 days!  Fingers crossed everything will keep moving smoothly for us!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Madeline!

Well, today Madeline turned  one.  (Yes we decided on Madeline instead of Abigail or Lily.)  I hope she had a special day.  Next year we will make up for missing today.  In the meantime here is a picture of her when she was 7 months old.

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's Fingerprint Day!

Today we had our fingerprintins  done at the USCIS Philly office.  Unlike  our last adoption we didn't have to go down to center city.  Instead they had a support center in the northeast section!  Ironically we waited 40 days for the appointment and were there for all of 15 minutes.  Now, we are waiting for the approval to arrive and that is the last piece of info needed in order to have our documents sent of to China!  I hope it arrives the week of October 10th.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Biometrics Appointment aka Fingerprint Appointment

Today we recieved our fingerprint appointment notice!  It is scheduled for September 23.  We are going to try and walk in early because of our work schedules.  Now I really feel like we are making progress!