Three months ago, I had a crazy morning (mostly caused by the dog) that came to a screeching halt when I received the call that forever changed my life.
This morning, I was having a crazy morning (again, mostly caused by the dog), but this time I had plenty of “Francis-stuff” thrown in for good measure. The window installer came over to replace the window in Francis’ bedroom. I spent the greater part of the morning trying to figure out exactly when the I-800 approval should be in my mailbox. And then determining that yes, it should be today. Or was it yesterday? Or maybe tomorrow. No, today. All these years into an adoption that I’ve clearly had no control over, and I still haven’t learned to let go and release the control.
I sent good I-800 vibes to my mailbox. Then the mailman came, and what did I do? I ambushed the poor man. Yeah, ran out there and stalked him. And what did he give me in return? Junk mail. Thanks for nothing. He told me to come back and keep him company again while he fills the boxes tomorrow.
I had read online about China APs calling USCIS to check on the status of their I-800s after two weeks. I decided to bite. I spoke with the loveliest USCIS agent ever. Really, I had to luck out in that department.
“Congratulations! Your I-800 was approved last Friday!”
It was that easy. Hopefully the official document will be in the mailbox tomorrow, and NVC should have their paperwork by Friday. Hopefully NVC will forward the approval to the Embassy in Manilla by the beginning of July, and we’ll be well on our way to getting Francis a Visa and bringing him home.
Three months waiting for you today, little man, and I’d be on a plane to get you right now if I could. Our hearts and our home are ready for you! We love you and we can’t wait to show you just how much!