Thursday, January 15, 2009


It's been quite awhile since I've posted anything on our progress for Baby #2, so I thought I'd take a moment to let everyone know what's going on. First and foremost, our  agency received 2 referrals this week, both little girls!!! This is VERY good news as it means that things are FINALLY moving along and with any hope they will continue to move. 

The second bit of good news is that we finally got our Homestudy, our Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition and the other required documents sent off to USCIS!!! Now we are waiting to hear back from them with an appointment to be fingerprinted. Then once we get fingerprinted we wait to get our coveted I-171H. Once we have this we will be "paper ready" which means we can officially receive a referral!!!!! Okay, I know you're asking how long all of this will take, so I'll give you a ball park based on our timeline with Brady. 

The last time it took approximately 4 weeks from the time USCIS received our documents to the time we received word of our fingerprint appointment and the actual appointment was about 3 weeks later. Then once we were fingerprinted it took about another 4 weeks to get our I-171H. If things move along this timeline, then HOPEFULLY we'll have our I-171H sometime at the very end of March or beginning of April, which coincidentally would put us on a similar timeline that we had with Brady. Of course, things are subject to change and we're dealing with a completely different office this time too, so I don't know how much that will change the outcome. Also, another difference is that last time we sent our application to USCIS before we had completed our Homestudy and they do require that before they will give you the I-171H, so I don't know if we'd get an appointment sooner this time because they already have all the necessary paperwork to complete the entire process. WHO KNOWS??? At any rate, we've still got a bit of waiting, but that's okay because Brady will keep me busy in the meantime!!!!

With any luck I'll be posting more and more often about Baby #2 now!!!


Michelle said...

Hey Beth...thanks for stopping by the good ole blog. :) I used The Cutest Blog on the Blog. There's a button on my blog and there is directions on their site too. :) Very user friendly for idiots like me.

And the stockings are indeed from Pottery Barn. Last catalog I got they were DIRT cheap. Look em up! :)

Shana said...

Come on Baby #2!! I am so excited for you guys and can not wait unitl the day that I hear you have a referral! Oh, all the good feelings just come back to me all over again. How exciting!

K said...

Yay for no. 2 and yay for a girl! I'll start setting aside some baby girl clothes for you although I think you'll find it much more fun to shop for a girl than a boy. There is a lot more selection.