Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Status?

During our first adoption, I think I posted at least weekly as to updates, non-updates, etc. On this go around, I apparently am going to be less active. Perhaps that has something to do with having a 2 year old in the house?! Also, since we have pretty recently been-there-and-done-that, I haven't felt as anxious about each step, and we know more about what is in store for us in the whole process.

I am excited to report that we have made PROGRESS! Yesterday we received our completed, finalized, and notarized HOMESTUDY!!! YAY!!! It took several months, but, hey, what doesn't? Needless to say we immediately completed our I-800A (immigration advanced processing) and Fedexed it today!

Now we get to wait for our Homeland Security fingerprint appointment (aka "biometrics"). How long has everyone's wait been for those? I'm thinking it could be 1-2 months? Once we complete that we hope for the government's stamp of approval that will be our last item for our Dossier.

At this rate, we could potentially have our DtP (Dossier to Poland...lol...I just made that up), by the end of the year!!! That would be awesome!! Ideally we would complete our next adoption in 2011. The adoption tax credit is extended through 2011, but I understand its future is uncertain beyond that.

I will report back at the next stage of progress (likely the fingerprint appointment).

Hope everyone is enjoying a nice start to fall!!

Here are a few recent photos of our favorite little girl!


Happy girl at the Wildlife Safari Park


She wanted to wear her bathing suit over her PJs

A standard breakfast at the Andrews house - face in peanut butter.






10 comments:

ourcontinuedadventure said...

I see you as the "pioneer" of the Polish adoption adventure because yours was the first blog that I stumbled upon. It is great to see Klaudia now -- she is cute as a button. AND that you decided to do it again! Keep us posted as much as you can.

Tom and Kara said...

Jennifer, Klaudia is too cute! Thanks for posting updated pictures, I can't believe how big she looks next to the picture of your first meeting. Glad to hear about the status of #2.

Heidi said...

What adorable pictures! Congratulations on your wonderful progress! We are just a little ahead of you. We had our I-800A fingerprint appointment last Friday and are waiting for that approval. We waited about a month between sending in the I-800A application and the date of our fingerprint appointment. I have heard it is 2-3 weeks after the appointment before the approval arrives. I am hoping our dossier will be turned in during October or November.

kelly said...

Congrats on the progress! Cute pictures of Klaudia!

Julie said...

I'm so excited that you are going back again. No need for the process details this time around. I'm sure a few things will be different, but you won't be as hung up on it as us former DINKS were! haha (stole that one from Ramie).

hmm, that's exactly how Little Pfalzer ate his Nutella! Must be a Gliwice thing!

sarah said...

What a doll! Glad to hear you are making progress. I can only imagine how much more at ease you would be this time around...

Shelly said...

It was so great to finally meet you, Ryan and Klaudia in person. We definitely need to do it again at some point. I am so glad to hear that you are well into paperwork and process for #2. I can't wait to hear more about what transpires.

Ramie said...

Your blog was one of the first ones I found when researching Polish adoption. I can't say thanks enough for the inspiration to gave to us which eventually led us to our little girls. I can't wait to hear all of the excitement for Part II

Ramie said...

Your blog was one of the first ones I found when researching Polish adoption. I can't say thanks enough for the inspiration to gave to us which eventually led us to our little girls. I can't wait to hear all of the excitement for Part II !

James and Melanie said...

Yea! I love the updates! Thank you so much! I am looking forward to following your journey!