Friday, February 27, 2009

Immigration Approval Here We Come!

Finally an update! Our homestudy has been approved and sent off to USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services). That means our countdown to immigration approval begins. I stated in my second post that it could take up to six months; however, upon my most recent visit to the USCIS website I found out it is currently taking three months or less for processing times!! Yipee!!! Finally some good news. Now that the homestudy is finished, Gladney will look at our whole file and decide if we are officially approved to adopt through them. What a long process...

Speaking of long processes, in their monthly teleconference, Gladney stated the average wait for a referral is now 6.5 months, the timeframe to receive a court date is 1-3 months after referral, and then 12 weeks until the actual court date. Hopefully we will be on the waitlist for a referral in early June.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lisa and Travis,
We are so excited for you! One more step forward in this long process to find your daughter. Maybe in a year or so we'll finally get to meet her!
love Gramma Cindy and Grandpa Mark

Matt and Kristi said...

That's great news you guys!!! Charlotte is going to be so excited to have a cousin!

Laura said...

I'm so excited! I can't wait until she gets here!