Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Not much going on

There really are no news.

Our social worker met with our in-person reference a week and a half ago (a huge THANK YOU - you know who you are), and our home study is now being written. By the end of the week  it should be complete, and we should receive a copy to review. It'll be interesting to see what our life looks like on paper.

Once we approve, it can finally go to USCIS so they can work on our I-600A. In some states this takes weeks, in others months (guess what kind of state we live in). USCIS has a staffing problem! 

We also had another waiting parents meeting and it seems as if everyone is miles and miles ahead of us and we will never  ever get there. 

If this was a normal pregnancy, we would be almost halfway through!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Last Home Study Visit

On Saturday we saw our social worker for the last time until after we have our baby (unless we have to update our homestudy). She came to our house to make sure we have originals of all the documents we handed in and then we did a very quick tour of the apartment. To my own surprise I did not panic and clean all day, and I am glad I didn't! It was totally pain free.

Now our social worker will write the homestudy within the next couple of weeks and then it will get sent to USCIS. This will start our visa application process to bring an orphan to the US from Korea.

On one hand I am so relieved to be done with this part, but on the other hand I am dreading the coming wait. Everything will be out of our control and we will completely rely on others to do their job as fast and efficient as possible.