Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Our I-600A was reviewed and approved!
This means the USCIS has deemed us as suitable adoptive parents. Hooray!
A copy of the I-171H has been sent to us and one will be sent to the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and states that we are approved to adopt a child from that country.
Since Ukraine does not allow you to adopt a specific child, we will have to file an I-600 once we know the child we want to adopt. Once the I-600 is approved then our Embassy will issue the proper visa for the adopted child to enter the United States as a permanent resident.
The I-171H will be valid for 18 months. That means, if we don't adopt within that time, we will have to submit a new I-600A and start the process over again.
If you want to know more about the process, you can go to either of these sites:
Now comes the exciting part - we wait!
Yes, we will now wait for an invitation from Ukrainian government to come over. Guess our family will be learning about patience. All in God's time.