Thursday, March 01, 2007

I 171

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.

Keep praying

amy and michael


Kelly & Todd said...

Amy & Michael --

That is WONDERFUL news!!!!! Yeah for you both. Here's hoping the rest of your docs show up soon. Oh happy day.

On a separate note, I was informed this evening that all this time I have been spelling "wonton" incorrectly. Ooops -- spelling is not one of my better subjects. At any rate, the name/link to our blog has been updated. If you would like to correct your link back to us the new address is listed below.

Again - so happy to hear about the arrivial of your I-171H - have a wonderful night!!!!

Nettie said...

You should check out my friends blog - they brought their daughter home from China last summer (and they are in the process of adopting a little boy) - the blog hasn't been updated but it does talk about their journey ... not that there aren't a lot of those blogs, but you might enjoy it ... It's called Naomi's journey
Good luck to you and God Bless you on this journey.

Lisa and Doug said...

Yeah!!!! I told you that Georgia tricks you with the whole I-797 vs. I-171H deal! LOL! You don't know if you should be happy because you are not sure you have the right form!

I am so happy for you! That is wonderful news!

Shannon S said...

Awesome news! Isn't progress wonderful?! You will be DTC/LID in no time! Thanks for visiting my blog and introducing yourselves!

Mommy Spice said...

Yay!! We just got our stuff back from the Chinese Consulate in Houston today. I sent our stuff a week ago last Tuesday. I wondered why it took so long to get back, then I realized I sent it during Chinese New Year week. They were closed for several days. Anyway, the turnaround time there is pretty quick. We may me LID really close to each other. We still need to get passport photos, and 3 photos of just ourselves. I have so many photos with family and friends, then realized I didn't have any recent ones of just the two of us...and we need 3. We're taking some pictures this weekend!!

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kris said...

Congratulations! Here's to hoping DC hurries up- I had to do my BC through there too-
best of luck!!