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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

WE DID IT!!!





No PROZAC needed here, this email came yesterday, And we have won the fight!!! And things are looking up!!!!! GOD IS SO GREAT, HE IS AN AWESOME GOD!!!


Joint Council Update
Program Advocacy
Date October 14, 2008
Regarding I-600A Process

Dear Families & Friends,
After advocating on behalf of adoptive families for the past 6 months, Joint Council is very pleased to confirm that USCIS has announced a very positive ruling concerning the I-600A process.

In summary, it is our understanding that, effective immediately, families who filed Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, prior to April 1, 2008 and whose USCIS approval of that petition (aka the I-171H) has not expired, will be able to proceed with their adoption under the I-600A process if they take certain steps while their approval remains valid. This means that families with valid Form I-600A approvals will not be required to transition to The Hague process via Form I-800A. In order to maintain their status as ‘grandfathered’ cases, families with non-expired Form I-600A approvals must request a one-time free extension. Then, prior to the expiration of the one-time free extension, families must file a new Form I-600A and pay the appropriate fee.

It is also our understanding that families with a Form I-600A approval that has expired and who have not obtained an extension or filed a new Form I-600A, will need to undertake the Hague process. The Hague process will also apply to any petitioner who has not completed their adoption by 2014.


THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND ALL OF THE OTHER WAITING FAMILIES FOR SIGNING THIS PETITION, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH STRESS AND WORRY THIS HAS JUST LIFTED OFF OF OUR HEARTS!!!! WELL AT LEAST MINE ANYWAY SINCE FRANK HAS THIS EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY TO NOT WORRY. HE KEPT SAYING , "BABE NO WORRIES"!!!! HE HAS SUCH INCREDIBLE FAITH. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!


Just when I thought my day could not get any better.....!!!!! After I finished this post at about 5:25 this morning , I walked into my kitchen and there on the counter was my neice Lily's cup from last night ,and when I picked it up to throw it away I noticed it had writing on it. So I turned it around and I saw that it read..... "I LOVE MY MOM AND MEME", (remember my neices call me MEME). Let's just say it doesn't get any better than this!!!! Totally made my day complete. Oh so many blessings!



Here's Rayn and Lily, with Lily looking a little bit more prissy than usual!!!
Here's Lily in her comfort zone, THE SOCCER FIELD!

11 comments:

Our Red Thread Journey said...

It was a good fight! Maybe this is a sign that things are shifting in our favor... Now, bring on the babies!

sara said...

YES!!! I got that update in my email yesterday!! We better be done with refiling anything!!!!

Debz said...

Awesome news!
Have a great week!

Lesa said...

I'm still a little confused...
We have already gotten our free on, and I'm not sure if we get another or not. Oh well....

At least this is good news for someone. I hope we are included.

Lesa said...

Thanks Kristy...that did help.

tracey said...

To be honest I am trying not to pay to much attention to all the updates I am hoping someone will tell me what to do when it is time. The email seemed like good news but it will be so long till our baby comes I try not to pay attention.

Tracey

Oatsvall Team said...

fabulous news ... i got an email about it today ... how is the book coming ??? it is slow here, but it will be fabulous once I am done ...

Tyrone & Bailey said...

i am so happy for you!! :)

~bailey

Laura Nipper said...

Such get news! So happy for you.

Don and Be said...

Super!

insanemommy said...

That is the best news yet. Well, almost. Once your baby is home that will be The.Best.News!