Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Homestudy Is Done!

Our completed homestudy came in the mail today from Sunny Ridge! A copy of it was also sent to USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services). We will now wait to receive a letter telling us to go get fingerprinted to clear the Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System. Once our prints clear, we get the I171-H document that states we have been given permission to "bring an orphan into the United States for the purpose of adoption." That document, along with all the others (I'll list them all in a later post) are to receive seals from the State of Illinois and the Chinese Consulate in Chicago. Then we're done and ready to send it all off to CCAA (China Center for Adoption Affairs) for them to do their thing and match us with our Sarah!

One more thing I have to send to China with all those official documents is four pages of photos depicting family life. How on earth do you document family life with three lively little ones with only four pages of photos? I need a lengthy video to do that!

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. I must go and iron three little Easter dresses! May you have a blessed Easter!

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