Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Can You Say "Approved"!!!

Yep, doing the Snoopy Dance here! Bright and early this morning we received a call from a very nice immigration officer who asked one question about my state of residence while in high school. As soon as we cleared that up, she told me our application is approved and ready to go once we receive our fingerprint approval. She also told me we are scheduled for prints on March 6. That leaves three weeks for my hands to heal from all the extra work on our house ;-) It's actually a matter for prayer because my prints have been unreadable the last two times, and it has caused a delay in receiving our 71H. The technician says it's probably due to the amount of paper I handle, and it's easily resolved with an affidavit and background and criminal clearance from local and state agencies (whew, still passing!). It's just a headache and seemingly unnecessary delay. Will you please join us in prayer that my prints will be readable the first time so we can get our dossier to China. So, here's the amazing thing - our application has only been at CIS for two and a half weeks! I think this should be a huge encouragement to prospective adoptive families that CIS is committed to streamlining and processing applications efficiently. We give God the glory for His perfect timing!

14 comments:

Kim said...

Praise GOD!! That is terrific news. We are here in MO doing the happy dance with you!!
We will pray for those fingerprints... Brad had to go through the same process.
Love ya
Kim (and the clan)

trina said...

yahoo!!! I'm so happy for you. So wonderful..two and 1/2 weeks!! I had the same problem with prints. I will pray. Try doing the machine instead of regular ink prints.

Andrea said...

"Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah! Raise My hands in the air like I just don't care!"

That's the on-line version on the happy dance around here.
Congrats!

Andrea

Jodi said...

Doing the happy dance along with you!!
Praying the fingerprinting goes smoothly!

Love,
Jodi Sue :)

Cindy said...

Yippee! Praising right along with you, and praying those prints are perfect this time.

Hope the house is coming along quickly now too!

Mark and Lori said...

Any trouble with the storms? I am worried about you guys ...

AND use corn huskers lotion - it really does work!

April said...

Ok 2 words for you.......


WOO HOO

Very comforting to us as well.... Lotion, lotion, lotion!

Tammy said...

AMAZING, WONDERFUL NEWS!!! I'm so happy for you! :D

BTW, I stopped using lotion before my local fingerprints. I think it helped (my hands looked like sandpaper, but it worked--hehe).

gatheringpeeps said...

YAY!!!
That is all very good news, Connie! And - just as we did last time - we will pray for good prints the first time!
Love you, friend -
Tami

The Ferrill's said...

That makes my heart sing! Praise the Lord!

Pam said...

You too with the prints?? I pretty much have none. ;) Took us EIGHT months to get our first clearance with Micah. KY is waaay better than Ohio was. Two weeks, and we were done. Anyways, praising God for quick turnaround. ;)

Amy said...

That's awesome!! Congrats! Your going to be bringing that baby home before you know it!!;)

Jill and Rick said...

WoooHoooo Connie and Clayton!! & I will join in with the prayers for good fingerprints.

Jill

holly m. said...

Hi Connie!
Congrats on the Green Light! WooHoo!

We were told to use Corn Huskers lotion,(drug stores carry it) before fingerprints. In fact, the officer that did our prints put in on use before she printed us. It helps the fingerprints to POP UP, I guess, for a good view.!! Worth a try, anyhoo! Our prints passed first time thru for what it's worth.

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