Monday, January 10, 2011

Notice of Favorable Determination

Guess what I mailed off to AGCI today? That's right... our Notice of Favorable Determination letter from the USCIS! We went for our biometrics fingerprint appointment back at the end of December and received this letter late last week with the words we longed to hear "Favorable"(it has a nice ring to it, doesn't it!). Joshua and I went on Saturday to get it notarized and I put it in the mail today. This letter is crucial in moving forward with our adoption, it's a must have in order to be referred a child.  From my understanding, this is the last, sweet, sought after, little piece of paperwork required from us in order for us to be "referral ready". Which is good news... from here on out, we are qualified to receive a referral of a child... but let me be clear that we still have a long wait! I know I've mentioned this before, but AGCI's estimated wait time from the time a family is put on the wait list until referral is 9-12 months. That being said, we went on the wait list at the end of October, so yep.... we still have quite a bit of waiting to do! Regardless of the wait, turning in this letter brings a strange bit of comfort to know that we have everything tied up on our end of the deal, so that when the time comes- we will get that oh so anticipated phone call with our referral!


  1. So excited for you!! One step closer :)

  2. We are sending ours off today as well...yipee!

  3. Hurray!!! I agree...the idea of just waiting is more comforting, knowing that everything you can do is done.

    Much love,
    Future Mama

  4. YAY!!! SO glad that ya'll got this!! I don't think we got ours notarized or sent it I supposed to?

  5. Every little step is very exciting!! It's just another tangible sign of progress....on a journey that is so out of our control!! Love it! :o) We'll be sending our I600A out tomorrow so hopefully we're not too far behind you.


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