Saturday, August 21, 2010

Adoption Update

Yesterday's fingerprinting appointment at USCIS was wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am easy. Hooray! Now we just wait for our I-800A (the pre-approval for Mei Mei's visa) and our China dossier is complete.

Here's the current state-of-the-checklists:

  • Financial Statement
  • City of Orem Adult Criminal History Records Request
  • Employment letters
  • Notarized forms from our doctors stating that we're not medically interesting
  • Birth and Marriage certificates from Maryland, Verified by the Lt. Governor
  • Adoption application letter
  • Family photos
  • Education hours
  • Homestudy
  • I-800A application sent to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • I-800A fingerprinting appointment at USCIS
Still to do:
  • I-800A approval
  • Verify all of the documents with the Utah Lt. Governor's Office (it's like the apostilling we had to do for Kaz only different, and don't ask me what the difference is)
  • Send all documents after they've been verified by the Md. and Utah Lt. Governors to the U.S. State Department for double-super verification
  • Send all documents verified by the U.S. State Department to the Chinese Consulate in DC for triple-super verification
And then we'll be paper-ready and WACAP can send our dossier to CCAA (Chinese Center of Adoption Affairs). Whew!

We're still on-track to be matched this fall and travel in the spring. We're sure looking forward to be dossier-complete!

For all of the gory paperwork details, please see our China Adoption Timeline.

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