We have been wondering exactly how this adoption would work. Monday morning it seems our answer came. i got a call from a SW at AWAA that I had talked to a couple of weeks ago. He had talked to the director and came up with a fee for helping us. It is EXTREMELY reasonable!!! They will assist and put their stamp on our paperwork and we will do everything else. YEHAW!!!!! It’s possible that we may wait to travel until Feb. hoping that a court date will be in place by then. (yes, minor miracle considering how this has been working so far).
So, yesterday, we completed their application, called our social woker, filled out the I-600A and today I made the appointment with USCIS. (dept of homeland security) to turn in our application and hopefully get fingerprinting done that same day. The ball is definately rolling. Our contact in Latin America said she would ask the judge to publish the notice in the papers there. It has to publish for 90 days.
So it looks like things are moving for us to have 5 children. Scary… and exciting all at the same time. Gotta love it!