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The Collins Family

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I-600A Approval Received

Last week we received our initial immigration approval letter (I-171H). This has opened our file with the Unites States, and has let them know that we are in the adoption process. Once we have accepted a referral for our child, this helps expedite things as our file is already open and partly processed. The 2nd part of the child's visa application will be able to be prepared more quickly as our file is already open. We also received clearance on our fingerprinting. Our fingerprint records are only good for 18 months. If we still have not been matched with a child within this time, we will have to have to have them processed again. It isn't that big of a deal, but they still charge $80 a person to have them redone. Cross your fingers for us that we receive a referral before they expire on February 2nd, 2009.

Hopefully we will hear sometime soon that we have been approved by the ICAB, placing us officially on the waiting list for a referral of a child. It has almost been 2 months since the ICAB received and endorsed our dossier. It usually takes 2-3 months to receive the approval. Still waiting...

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