Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Immigration Part 2

Ally at AA received our completed dossier today; I am now calling it our "first draft" dossier.  We have a number of changes to make over the next couple of weeks, but I am confident we can get it done.  Overall she said we made an excellent "dent" in it and was impressed with our progress.  

And now for the big news...drumroll please... when I checked the mail tonight I found a letter from Homeland Security (immigration.)  We have received our referral for fingerprinting!!! This is huge!!! We couldn't move forward at all until we had this little piece of paper approving us for fingerprinting.  Now that we have it, it is just a matter of time until we get the I -171H giving us permission from USCIS to bring a foreign born orphan into the country and raise them as a citizen.  We thank each one of you for lifting us up in prayer for this letter to come; it's an amazing experience to see prayers answered this quickly. What a mighty God we serve!

The Fillmore family is taking a much needed vacation tomorrow, so the changes to the dossier will have to wait until next week.  We are very excited about our time together as a family and appreciate your prayers for us during our down time.  We will try to go to Lubbock next Saturday for the fingerprinting; thank our Father for us that they are open on Saturdays!


Monica said...

Taken me a while to check back in on your blog... You are definitely making major progress!!!
Will you please email me tho and tell me about the changes you have to make to your dossier.

Pam Moore said...

I missed you today at ladies class. I hope all is well with you and your family. You are so organized and hard working. Any child who eneters your house and your family will be truely blessed!

I love you,