Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Juggling Act Begins

We got our homestudy in the mail today-- times four! That is how many copies we will most likely need. Last year we only got three, but this time it was four because the process has changed a bit. Instead of mailing off our I-600A form to our local USCIS office-- all applications are now mailed to Dallas, Texas. We do the mailing-- not our homestudy agency. Not sure if this will delay the process, but no rush. I spent tonight filling out forms and gathering paperwork. John is making a few copies for me in the morning and then I will be sending off our immigration request! Woo-hoo!

Also, the process for Ukraine has changed too. Instead of waiting until our whole dossier is complete and then sending it over for translation and then submission, we now can send over only our homestudy. Of course I still need to notarize and apostille it, but then it will get mailed to our Ukrainian facilitator who will translate it and then register it for an actual submission date to follow-- hopefully not sooner than when the rest of our dossier gets there. The whole thing is now a bit of a juggling act-- everything has to be timed perfectly. If it does-- the process should be fairly easy, quick, and painless.

We shall see.


MoonDog said...

oh Im so glad you posted I didnt know about these changes! we too are heading into another foray in the world of adoption. Going back to Ptown for some fab kids we met there. waiting for hs update. waiting for info about 2 of the kids. waiting for my passport. waiting for a day when I can get to the bank with husband and notarise a necessary paper. waiting seems to be the order of the day.

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Praying it is!

Holly said...

Are you going through the same facilitator as last time? Is it one recommended by RR?
Just wondering! I know different families through RR have had way different experiences...yours have seemed to all be good!