Craig and I traveled to Charlotte, this morning, to be fingerprinted by the federal government. The fingerprinting is for a form called the I-171H and is submitted to the USCIS (United States Citizenship Immigration Services). The approval of this form allows families to bring a child born overseas into the United States and is a required step for a child to gain US citizenship. However, Russia will allow families to submit the dossier before receiving the USCIS approval.
The initial dossier was suppose to be delivered to our adoption agency today. So, hopefully, we will hear something positive on that end very soon. As for now, we have done all that we can do and will wait to hear if the dossier is approved and able to send to Russia. Then, we will begin some more document gathering and paperwork!
We really appreciate the prayers on behalf of our family.