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Monday, July 17, 2006
We got our letters on Saturday from the office of Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) to get our fingerprints done. This is a big step. First, it means that CIS which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (there's an oxymoron for you) has received our home-study. Second the fingerprinting is required for CIS to evaluate and eventually grant us the right to bring a foreign adopted child into the U.S. and have them become a U.S. citizen.
posted by Steveg @ 11:32 PM  
  • At 4:58 PM, Blogger yorkiemom said…

    Just had to comment on the fingerprinting thing. So I went this morning to get my fingerprints done. Well, I was the only person in the office with about 10 CIS workers standing around chatting. The funniest part was I still had to walk through three lines and deal with four different people to finally get my prints done.

    At Disneyland when there aren't that many people waiting they don't make you walk the entire queue. There's a lesson there I'm sure of it.

  • At 8:25 PM, Blogger Suz said…

    Hooray for your fingerprint appointment. You're on the way for sure now!

  • At 9:52 AM, Blogger Lauren&Marco said…


    It amazes me how different the process can be from East to West coast. We had to have the CIS//INS prints completed before the HS could be released to the INS.

  • At 4:20 PM, Blogger Debbie said…

    Great news! One step closer.

  • At 9:14 PM, Blogger Cristina W. said…

    AWESOME! Maybe you'll learn something about yourself that you didn't know before. Like - I had no idea I had a crescent-like scar on the pad of my middle finger. :-)

  • At 9:22 PM, Blogger Dawn and Joe De Lorenzo said…

    That is the part we are waiting for...you are so right - it is a BIG step forward. Congratulations!!! I have added you to our Blogroll:-) I enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to more good news!

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