Ok, here is my view of what happenned.
Yesterday after I woke up after coming home from work, Michael and I watched some TV. He fell asleep and I went to the post office to pick up a certified letter. I was actually hoping this was the form. I got their, waited in line for 35 minutes to find the letter was actually a letter from our mortgage company.I was sad but realized we actually had weeks to wait for our form.
I get home and Michael has already gotten the regular mail. He asks me to check out the form and as I read it, it seems its just a normal letter from the immigration center saying they have our info. I kept looking at it and looking at it. I noticed it said 797 on top so I knew it wasnt what we were waiting for. Still, I was curious.
We went to trivia and looked at the form again and again. We found a form in our adoption guide that looked different, but it said the same info..A light bulb went off. My heart was racing, but I didnt want to get my hopes up..
Then, I turned the page to the guide. I found a page that said I 171 example and it had the 797 in the corner like ours. I kept reading the pages and noticed it was identical to what we had in our hands. We were ecstatic. I had Michael look at it a few times just to make sure and when we got home, I got online and asked all of our online friends.
I went to the agency to get it notarized and they said this was the quickest they had ever seen..Yeah God! This is awesome. They said they had no doubts we will get logged in before May 1st. That stress is behind us.
What we are waiting for before our info goes to China.
-we are waiting for my passport (its been 2 weeks)
-we are waiting for michaels bc to come from DC so I can send it back to DC before sending it to our agency
We now send all documents to the CHina consulate in Houston and then they will sned it back to us and then our agency gets those.
amy and michael