Friday, July 3, 2009

CIS Approval!

Oh, boy. The time estimate between when we had our fingerprints taken by immigration and when we received government approval were estimated to be 4-8 weeks. So mentally I've been thinking that we would get approval sometime around the middle of August. But instead we got our letter YESTERDAY- JUST 2 WEEKS AFTER BEING FINGERPRINTED!!! This means that after I get the document notarized and sent off to the dossier service, the dossier lady will then send the COMPLETED dossier to Washington DC for final authentication, then to the Ethiopian Embassy. And what all THAT means is that WE ARE JUST THOSE SHORT STEPS FROM BEING ON THE GLADNEY WAIT LIST!!! For real. For rizzle. Fo sho.

So this thing is really going to happen one day, isn't it??? One day just a few short months from now (somewhere between January and July of 2010) we will be getting on a plane to instantly become a family of 6!!!

7 comments:

nancy said...

loves it!

Jocelyn said...

Congratulations!! That was SO quick from USCIS!!!

Eryn said...

Yay!! Great news. Mine came in just 9 days!! God is good...Can't wait for you to join the ranks of the waitlist!!

emily said...

Congrats!! Isn't that the best?? I was shocked when ours took 2 weeks as well. Such a great feeling to begin the real wait- oh, until you wait for a court date, and then wait for travel!! :)

Kerri said...

Congratulations!!! Come on wait list!!!

Sohailah said...

It is SO CRAZY AND SO GREAT! it was also a TURE treat to see you on Friday! Love you!

Jen said...

Congrats on this important step!
Jen & Bill

Selam! G'day! Hello!