Friday, July 18, 2008

Visas, care package and fingerprints

It's been a busy few days for us.
We submitted our visa applications to Great Wall. China may or may not have an issue with our occupations. We both are journalists, and our travel coordinator at Great Wall said there have been instances in the past where China has raised some issues. We may have to have our employer submit a letter, I assume saying we are not going to China to cover any stories for the newspaper and that all we are doing is adopting a child. We should find out later next week if there are problems.

We also sent a care package through to Jacob. We included some pictures of us, so hopefully we won't be total strangers when we go to China to get him.

Today (Friday) we went to the USCIS office in Oklahoma City to get our fingerprints done for a new I-171H. It was a much more pleasant experience than the first time. The people in the office were so much nicer. They got our prints without too many problems. They did have to redo some, but they eventually got everything they needed.

We did have one scare before we left. I looked at my fingerprint appointment form and saw they had messed up my Social Security number. A call to USCIS dispelled some of my fears. I was told it wouldn't be any problem and to tell the people taking our fingerprints. The woman who did that also didn't think it would be any problem. I hope so.

I guess it's too much to ask that the rest of this adventure goes without a hitch. LOL


1 comment:

Gina said...

Saying a prayer that everything else goes smoothly. I am telling you is quite an adventure in the adoption world....
quite the rollercoaster ride! But I know the end result will be well worth the wait!!