I have never loved the mailman more than today. Today we received our Form I-797, Approval Notice. We have officially been given the green light to adopt a child (or in our case a sibling group) from a Hague Convention country. We are ecstatic!! I will now stop insulting the office of USCIS…..well for now, we do have to deal with them again once we are matched with a child and full disclosure, I am a bit of a loose cannon. Today, however, I will thank them!
We were not expecting it at all since I was told that my fingerprints were no good and I needed to show proof that I am a law abiding citizen with police clearances. I guess enough fingers went through that they figured I was ok. It was only a thumb, a pinky and a middle finger after all.
Never in a million years would I have thought that a government document could make me so happy, but it does. We are so much closer to finishing this process and so much closer to traveling to Peru to meet Peru Child.