Categotry Archives: USCIS

Holy crap, we’re not ready, we’re not ready, we’re not ready!

Whoa!  We aren’t even close to being ready to travel, let alone ready for Macey to come home. I mean, we are in our hearts and in our best intentions, don’t get me wrong, but now that there’s a definite timeline involved, we are quickly realizing just how much we have to get done. First and foremost, the reason I’m freaking out is that we got our next level of approval, the I-797 which is the provisional approval for the [...]

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So much fun stuff to get done now

Things seem to be moving along swiftly at this point.  We are now waiting on our I-800 approval. We got the first document associated with it a few days ago.  It’s an I-797C and is the verification that our application was received at the lockbox.  It states that it will take 10-14 days  to reach the Hague Adoption Unit at the National Benefits Center in Missouri. I have no idea how long the processing takes, but I’m assuming since our [...]

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Friday the 13th

Friday, April 13th, 2007 was the second worst day of our lives.  My father-in-law died (suddenly, unexpectedly, tragically, you name it) on Monday, April 9th, 2007 and we laid him to rest on Friday, April 13th.  We’ve had a few miserable, and a couple of slightly less miserable, April 13ths, but the tide changed with the anniversary of this Friday, April 13th.  Little Macey must be our good luck charm! This was my Friday the 13th: After I dropped the [...]

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Problem / Issue / Confession

I have a few issues going on right now but I’ll start with the first one, which is that my husband has 2 middle names.  What?  You think that’s crazy?  Yeah, me too. You don’t even really need 1 middle name, so why 2?  I have always thought it was a little much and now, of course, it’s causing problems.  It was inevitable.  Things were coasting along a little too smoothly for a while. PROBLEM – Parker’s big, long, fancy [...]

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