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Thursday, July 20, 2006
Ok, so both Stef and I have done our fingerprinting with the CIS (those pesky U.S. immigration folks). This along with our home-study and the I-600A form that we (er...Stef) filled out is our "Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition" or in English, our petition to adopt a foreign born orphan.

What we will receive (hopefully within the next 5-8 weeks) is a form I-171h which is "Notice of Favorable Determination Concerning Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition" or in English, our petition got approved and we can adopt a foreign born orphan and bring them into the U.S.

This form I-171h is basically the Holy Grail of the document collection from the U.S. side of things. Of course we are going to be waiting up to 2 months to get this and during that time we (er...Stef) will be collecting all the information and documents that the Russian government will require from us. That's the dossier I've spoke of before.

Tomorrow (Friday) is my "day off" since I don't teach any classes that night so I'm going to do some more work on Operation Pooh. I'll also upload some pictures of where I am currently in the project.

Till then, remember that Liberty once lost is lost forever.
posted by Steveg @ 11:17 AM  
2 Comments:
  • At 4:50 PM, Blogger Suz said…

    So glad to hear you're hopping along the paperwork trail! Can't wait to see update pics of Operation Pooh.

     
  • At 11:14 PM, Blogger Lauren&Marco said…

    Just when we thought we learned so much from the ones' before us...The I-171h is now the I-797c.

    Happy to announce I know from personal experience, it is our hands!

     
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