Sunday, December 20, 2009

CIS Approval

We got it, we got it!! Yesterday in our mailbox, among Christmas cards, was a letter from the CIS saying that we are approved (again)!

"It has been determined that you are able to furnish proper care to an orphan(s) as defined in Section 101 (B)(1)(F) of the Immigration and Nationality Act."

Tomorrow we will get it notarized and get it sent to our agency to be translated! We are so pumped that we got this before Christmas - the last of our paperwork...for hopefully the last time!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Happy Birthday Dustin! What a great day to finally hear something about our adoption!!

What we heard today is that all of our updated paperwork was sent to the translator yesterday. Once all the documents have been translated, our updated dossier will be ready to send to Kaz! As of now, we are working towards having our dossier hand-delivered (in-country) in early January 2010. The only hitch right now is that we are still waiting on our updated CIS Approval (Immigration form needed to bring our child home to the US). We really need to get that approval back ASAP so that it can be sent to translation and not hold the process up! We are hounding our local CIS office and hope to hear something back from them soon! We are crossing our fingers and hoping to receive travel dates in early 2010!