Friday, October 29, 2010


It's 1:04am and I just woke up from a 5 hour crash...eerrr nap, I mean! I had a meltdown earlier this evening, I'm just sayin'...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Well, let's get the bad news out of the way and be done with it! This evening, my husband and I are finalizing our I864A and I864 to send to our agency, so that they can forward them to ICAB. We crossed every T and dotted all of the I's. Got 3 years worth of tax returns and W-2's for each of us. Proofread a gazillion time before noticing that the instruction says to type answers in CAPITAL letters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Really???????????? Really??????????????? Really?????????????? I couldn't believe it! A). How did I miss that????? B). WHY is that necessary???????????????? So, I tried to come up with reasons as to why that shouldn't be needed, since, the application is typed and very much legible. I argued with USCIS in my head...but since they didn't have a representative in my living room this evening, I had no choice but to modify both forms!!! Not too difficult since we already had all of the information down, but it sure was tedious and an absolutely poor use of time. We had planned on tackling the I800 this evening with the fee schedule that USCIS is requesting. But instead, I was converting the I864A and I864 to CAPITAL letters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again I say, REALLLLLLLLLLY????????

Okay, now that that's out of the way...on to the good news!!! As I've posted just recently, we were scheduled to go in for the Biometric fingerprints on 11/12/2010. Well, one very awesome Haley McNabb from the yahoo group informed me that she had some friends who didn't want to wait for their fingerprinting appointments and they "walked in" and were able to do their fingerprints 3 weeks early!!!!! So, today, my husband called the fingerprinting place and asked if we were able to come in should they have any cancellations in the next couple of weeks. They told him that they had some time tomorrow, and if we wanted to come in. He was in shocked and called me right away. Neither one of us could believe that we can go tomorrow instead of wait the 3 weeks, as given to us by USCIS. I called the place back to verify that this is true. The nice officer confirmed this and offered us an appointment at 7:45am TOMORROW!!!!!!! Thank you officer Lewis!!! Thank you Jesus for putting such wonderful souls to help us along during this process!!!!!!

So, I'm going to shut up now...and go work on the I800, which by the way does not specify that it should be in CAPS!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010


We got notice from USCIS yesterday that we have been set up for an appointment for our Biometrics fingerprints on 11/12/2010. This is bittersweet, since any progress is good...but I can't believe that we have 3 weeks to be idle. I suppose I just being blah!!! SInce I know, there's always lots to do! So, here's to a speedy productive 3 weeks...until we have one more rung under us, in this whole process!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

One down...

how many to go??? We sent our I800A in to the Dallas lockbox and it was logged to have been received on 10/1/10. Now we wait...for what I'm praying is a swift and favorable approval. Meanwhile, we are starting on the I800 with accompanying I864A and I864. In addition, we have also received baby K's birth certificate, authorized placement, and relinquishment in the mail, which our social worker was pleasantly surprised @ ICAB's quickness in this matter. I guess, most people usually wait awhile after the approval of the I800A, prior to receiving these documents, which are conveniently referred to as Article 16. This is encouraging. :-) The forms itself aren't too difficult to fill out, but it's the gathering of all the accompanying documents that's a bit of a challenge. I'm filling out the I800, I864A, and I864 in tandem, but it's getting a bit too confusing. So, maybe, I'll fill them all out individually, in hopes that I may be able to focus on each one without getting overwhelmed. I just want to get through the paperwork, so that I can actually concentrate on my little girl. I am praying and hoping everyday, that we will bring her home real soon.