Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Long Day Paid Off
After a 2 hour drive to the Denver USCIS office, a nice 2 hour visit with the USCIS field officer, and a 2 hour drive home I am happy to say that our child's visa documents have been sent via expedited service to the National Visa Center who will then wire them to the US Consulate in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia. The bad news was that it turns out our file really did disappear somewhere between Denver and Virginia. We needed to obtain a new copy of our homestudy for USCIS and thankfully our homestudy adoption agency (International Adoption Net) answered the phone immediately and sent the homestudy to the field officer within 30 minutes. They also needed both my husband and I to sign a form and he was 2 and 1/2 hours away. So thanks again to the wonder of fax machines it was all taken care of. I am thankful that I had the day off of work anyways so I was able to focus on this and I am VERY thankful that a very nice family in town offered to babysit my kidos all day so that they did not need to come with me for this boring adventure in USCIS land. As a result of today's hard work we felt confident to move forward with booking our airline tickets. We will be leaving next Friday to arrive in Kigali on a direct flight on Saturday. We will be flying United Airlines out of Denver through Brussels and into Kigali. Now time to take a break for Thanksgiving before packing like a crazy person. We do have much to be thankful for this year!