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June 2005

In the mail today, we received our I-171H (Notice of Favorable Determination Concerning Application For Advance Processing Orphan Petition) from the US Citizenship and Immigation Services. It was dated just three business days after we went in for our FBI fingerprinting. So, we officially have the U.S. government’s okay to adopt from China. The notice […]

One adoption agency verifies that they received Chinese adoption referrals on June 24 for dossiers logged in at China from November 23 – December 13, 2004.

People are reporting on the Internet that they are receiving their Chinese adoption referrals today. Appears to be for dossiers with log in dates (LID) of the last half of November and part of December 2004.

Click here for “Love knows no boundaries” from the Waukesha Freeman (WI). Click here for “Adopted kids teach parents a thing or two” from the Grand Rapids Press (MI). Click here for “Many miles for Fatherís Day” from the Woonsocket Call (RI). Click here for “Fatherís Day special for Bethalto family Couple adopts 1-year-old Chinese […]

Susan and I got fingerprinted at the USCIS office today (at our 11:30 and 11:15 appointments, respectively).

In the mail today, Susan and I received letters from the USCIS requesting us to come to their office tomorrow to be fingerprinted for FBI checks in support of our I600A.

Yesterday, our adoption agency sent our homestudy report to the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, formerly the INS) – Sacramento office. After the USCIS receives our homestudy report, they will mail us an appointment letter to have Susan and me fingerprinted at their office (for FBI criminal checks). We should receive our fingerprinting appointment […]

Click here for “JOURNEY TO JOY: Couple adopts a daughter from half a world away” from the Patriot Ledger (MA). Click here for “Newly adopted Chinese infant cozies up quickly to her new family” from the Wet Mountain Tribune (CO).

Read the travel journals of families traveling in China RIGHT NOW adopting their daughters by clicking here and here. Both websites are being updated daily.

Click here for “From China, with love” from the Elmira Star-Gazette (NY). Click here for “New home, new job and baby makes six” from the Quad City Times (IA). Click here for “West Linn woman finds way to help orphans in China” from The Oregonian.