Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Awesome News!


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:

https://www.immigrationdirect.com/us-citizenship-children.jsp

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=474fb881905b3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=474fb881905b3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD

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.



2 comments:

  1. HOORAY!! Praying this next waiting phase goes quickly and we'll be praying you to Ukraine before we know it! Can't wait to see how God blesses your growing family!
    Love y'all!

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