Saturday, August 29, 2009

DTC, Baby!

I'm typing this as we head back from vacation so please forgive me for any errors.

We received word that we are offically DTC as of 8/28. We were told that our LID could take 6-8 weeks. We are praying that it does not take that long. I think the average is 2-4 weeks. Praise God that things are finally in China's hands.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

At the Agency!

Our dossier is at our agency except for our I797C (which will arrive tomorrow before 10:30!) and the last page of our HS. The agency is taking care of the HS so I am not sure when that will arrive there but it looks like we will definitely be DTC next Friday! :) I pray that the next half of this wait is much smoother.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

High Frustration Levels!!

Really how much more! We received a call from the courier service about our home study document we sent them. The guy on the other line told me that his office was going to be close the rest of this week and would re-open next Wednesday. He also informed us that the notary stamp that our SW had done would not pass through the Chinese Consulate.

Now we are playing email and phone tag with anyone and everyone to try and have this taken care of before we leave for vacation. It does not give us much time. We may not be DTC until September after all BUT we are not giving up hope until we actually know more details. To say this has left a sour taste in our mouth is an understatement.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

USCIS Approval

We received word today that our case worker at USCIS has approved our I800A for Evan. She pulled our prints off today and told me that we should receive our notice in the mail in the next 2-3 days. Praying we receive the notice by Monday because then I can drive to the capitol yet again and have the state notary done. I'll drop it in the FedEx box to the Consulate and from there it will go to our agency. The question is, will be DTC next Friday or the following Friday?!?!

We see the light!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sign Language Class

PTL we have found a class! I called a church in the next city over that has a large deaf ministry program and we will be starting sign language classes September 14th!! It works out so well, the price, the time and the day. The only problem we have is we will need to find a sitter for Kera and Lia. I have no doubt that we will find one. Praying for the right one.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Fingerprints Done!

We were fingerprinted first thing this morning! :) Thank you Lord that is done. We are praying we receive our I797C approval EARLY next week so we can send it off to the currier. After that we can send it on to our agency and we will be able to type that we are DTC.

Unfortunately we do have to send our home study on to the currier before our I797C. As I was doing the county and state authentications we noticed that our SW only gave us two months to have our home study go through all of the authentications before the notary stamp expired! That means we have to pay for the currier fee twice in less than two weeks. Unless we want to wait weeks and I can tell you right now that is not going to happen! ;)

One step closer!