Wednesday, July 23

Our Paperwork Is Expiring

Just received an e-mail today from our adoption agency reminding us that our I171H (permission from the US government to adopt an orphan) will be expiring in a little over a month. This required and very expensive piece of paper is good for 18 months. Thankfully we get one "free" extension. However, we will still need to pay $400 for a homestudy update through our social worker and all new supporting documents (letters from our employers, letters from our doctor, financial statements, police clearances, references, etc.). Looks like I am back to making phone calls and appointments. UGH. The kicker is that this new I171H will expire as well. I know that we will not receive a referral and travel within the next 18 months. I really don't know why I am doing this!!!!!! However, our social worker and agency advise that we keep everything up to date. I am going to play by the rules, continue to jump through hoops, cross my T's and dot my i's, and hopefully one day we will bring our daughter home.

7 comments:

amy said...

Im with you. We are waiting for our fingerprint appt

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry this is taking so long, I know how much you long for Eden. I just keep thinking of the celebration we will have once she is home in your arms.
God will answer your prayers...Nonna

Anonymous said...

We just our letter to renew from GWCA this week too. We did renew prints and got the approval today, so I guess it's time to start on the I600. If it makes you feel any better, our home study update is $800! We don't have to file new paperwork, just pay the fee and one home visit, but yowsers! A hard pill to swallow when you know it will just expire again! Hanging in there with you....Alison Schmitz

Jay and Emily said...

So sorry to hear this. I know this wait is taking a toll on you. We are all here for you and love you and Eden.

Em

kris said...

keep plugging away... the day WILL come.

Kevin and Violet said...

Please keep the faith. You never know what the coming 18 months will bring.

Kim N Jeff said...

We are right there with ya! We had our finger printing appts a couple weeks ago... Our agency originally wanted to let things expire but at last minute told us we should file the everything and not let it expire...