Saturday, November 21

USCIS Update

I contacted my agency and filled them in on what is going on. They got back with me this morning (A Saturday!) and assured me that this will not hold anything up. They believe that when our I600 approval goes through the visa center will receive their updated information. See... right now the visa center still thinks that we are adopting from China... they never received the change of country from USCIS that was completed months ago. Our agency is telling me that everything will be fine. Since there is nothing I can do about it I am doing to trust that everything really is going to be fine. We will just have to see.

I received a receipt today from USCIS Detroit office letting me know that the current processing times for the approval we are waiting for is now three months. It looks like a form letter and I don't put too much stock in how accurate this time line is. I have also not heard of anyone waiting three months for approval. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst I guess.

I have accepted the fact that our daughter will not be home for Christmas and although I knew it would be a long shot... it is still a tough pill to swallow. I am going to try and stay positive in that I know that this is our LAST Christmas without her... something I couldn't say last year.

4 comments:

Matt and Jenny said...

I hope your agency is right! Glad they got back to you on a Saturday!!! I'm sorry Eden won't be home for Christmas :( I hope she'll be home very soon after!

Anonymous said...

I guess we need to look at the positive...she will be home and we will be just as excited. Keep the faith..all will work out.
Nonna

Jay and Emily said...

Glad to hear that it is not as bad as you originally though. Still very upsetting to hear that our sweet girl is weeks away. I hope that is not true. I still pray that she is here by Christmas. Have faith. God chose the perfect daughter for you and in His plan, she will come when she is suppose to. It is just so hard to be patient.

Lynn said...

I guess I'm sad too. I was really hoping for her to be home too. Just knowing that you are one step closer to bringing her home is very exciting and it will be a very Happy New Year! I can't wait to celebrate the Asian New Year with our girls!