Friday, January 04, 2008


We have some great news to share! We have been approved for an adoption grant in the amount of $2,500! Is that awesome or what?! We were given the grant information from a neighbor, called to follow up on the requirements, wrote a grant letter and just found out today that it was approved. A HUGE thank you to the committee here in Versailles that sponsors the grant. Good thing is that the money is paid directly to the agency and since we have a nice sized bill due...this couldn't have come at a better time!
In other adoption-related news, I was able to get some other questions answered about travel issues and our paperwork is almost complete. Our home study should be on it's way to the immigration office and we have been told to expect 30-40 day turnaround time on the major form we need in order to adopt. Let's hope that timeframe holds true. That would put us having all documents by Feb. 13th. Then all documents have to be county certified (which is the county clerk verifying that the notary is in fact a notary) then on to be apostilled. After that we wait....and wait...and wait...maybe update a document or 2...and wait some more. We're still hoping to travel in Sept. or October, but you just never know. Thanks for reading!!

Susan & Truman


Rachel said...

Hey guys! That is so great about the grant! It really sound slike things are movig in the right direction, and at least on your end, pretty quickly! I really appreciate you taking the time to write all this information for me to read. You are answering questions I never knew i had!

MamaPoRuski said...

If you can drive to your regional USCIS office and drop off your paperwork in person, often you can get your fingerprints done same day if you are willing to wait. We drove to ours, dropped off all the paperwork, paid the VISA fee and waited for our finger prints. We had our I-171H within 2 1/2 weeks. If we had mailed it in we would have waited for the regional office to send it to the local office and wait for our appointment to come in...

Christine said...

This is so awesome! Congrats!

You posted on my blog and asked if we would get our I-600 approval immediately. Sadly, the answer is no. It could take another month.

Christine said...

I read you comment on my blog and wouldn't it be fantastic to travel at the same time? I would love to meet up with a PAP. Are you reading Tami's blog? They had travel buddies.