Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We got USCIS Approval!!!

We received our United States Government approval today to adopt from China! We have waited for over 8 weeks for this letter. We even went in two weeks early for our fingerprints hoping it would speed things up. No such luck. But we did finally get it and I will be on my way to the Secretary of State first thing in the morning to have all of our documents authenticated. The next step will be to send everything to a courier in Washington DC to have the documents authenticated at the State Department then they will take them to the Chinese Embassy. When these two steps are done, which takes less than a week, the documents will be mailed to our agency. We should have all our docs to China in two to three weeks.

I can't believe that we are so close to being DTC (dossier to China). It feels like it's been a very long time. Pray that all will go smoothly and quickly. We would really like Ressa to go to China with us but we would have to be back by August 29 so she can start school.

One more big step down!


  1. Congratulations! Hooray for your family! I was sort of hoping you would need an extra pair of hands in China if Ressa didn't go, but hopefully I am out of luck. We will continue to pray for your family...including those in China. xoxo

  2. Congratulations! We are also waiting for our I800 and it's been about 6 weeks now, so thanks for posting your timeframe. Gives me an idea of when we may be getting ours. Best wishes that the rest of the journey goes as smoothly for you!