15 February 2008

"I BELIEVE"
So yesterday I got a voicemail from our Homestudy Agency, apparently they had received an electronic notification of our fingerprint approval but not the extension of our 171*H (in adoption terms - THE golden ticket)...there seemed some 'confusion' in the voicemail so as soon as the clock struck 9am this morning I gave them a quick call to 'clarify' the details.
As it turns out...in Minnesota the USCI*S emails this valuable piece of information to the Homestudy Agency and then sends a hard copy to the applicants (in this case that means us). Apparently, whomever read the email did not look at it thoroughly, and they misinterpreted the information. It does seem that the USCIS processed both our new fingerprints AND our request for renewing our 171H! So...we are re-approved!! It took a little over two weeks and here we are! We were told it was taking 90 days so we are either very lucky or USCI*S is actually (gulp)...doing their jobs?!
Just so you know I'm not jumping the gun and getting excited willy nilly, the Agency emailed me a copy, and I read it, and it's actually true!!!
I never believe it until I see it! and I saw it...so I'm a believer!

12 comments:

krj said...

Yea!! What awesome news :)

OziMum said...

WOO HOO!!! Have you got your travel dates yet? Sorry if you've already posted about them, I've been flat chat and haven't had a chance to catch up on all my fav blogs!!!

Great news about your the speedy fingerprints & forms!

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

Glad to hear some positive news from your corner! That's heartening.

Patricia/NYC said...

YAHOO!!!! GREAT news!!
SOMETHING has to go right sometimes! :)

Yoli said...

YAYYYYY!! I am so happy for you!!!!

Carrie&Aaron said...

whooo-hooo! that sounds great! Now on to that TA!

Danielle said...

I have your updated header waiting for you. Also, the link to my site is gone from the sidebar. If you wouldn't mind putting it back up, that would be awesome!

Thanks!

Tamara said...

My USCIS Valentine's Day good news was 1 year ago to the day from yours. Maybe someone over there does have a heart! I hope your TA comes quickly now.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Ok... this is great news that someone is working for their pay but my heart is still up in my throat until you do have the 'golden ticket'... take care

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Another step closer!!!

redmaryjanes said...

I am so glad to hear that things are moving along! I just want your baby girl home.

Michele said...

Soon, so soon you will be on your way to that little darling. Congrats on getting through one more hurdle.