Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The New and Improved 171-H...Update

The second version of our 171-H arrived today in the mail from Ms. Bone at CIS. Guess you can tell by my tone here and by the pictures above that we are really not amused anymore.

Guess what? It has to be resubmitted to us AGAIN...a THIRD time...It was inaccurate AGAIN. Yes, three times the charm, right? Hope so! This amended 171-H had our correct names on it, BUT she left off that we were approved for a special needs child. So, that box has to be checked in order for the consulate to accept it. Can you even believe it? We can't either, but we are rolling with the punches at this point.

The good news is that we are submitting the two 171-H documents that we have now, and China will accept them for our dossier...this is according to what our agency is saying. So, we sent the 171-H(s) overnight today to Small World along with a big chunk of money for the rest of the paperwork adoption fees.
If you are reading this blog as a waiting adoptive parent, please do not be discouraged with all that has happened in our paperchase process. This usually does not occur. And it is and will be ALL worth it! We know and have faith that Garrett will be home with us soon.
We can actually see a little light at the end of the tunnel now. That is an awesome feeling, believe me! We cannot wait to take our son in our arms.

1 comment:

Stephanie said... the GOOD news is that China will take the other TWO I-171H's!!! YAY!!! You're on your way!