Monday, March 30, 2009
Well, our dossier is complete finally, and it's been sent to US Immigration. US Immigration usually takes 3 months to approve the dossier. In the meantime, we have to travel to our embassy in Buffalo to have yet another set of fingerprints taken. Yes, it's crazy. A criminal gets his fingerprints taken once, and they can forever check the database, but to adopt from China we have to have our fingerprints taken multiple times. It must be a money generator for someone, somewhere. Our prints are definitely on file (foster care, teacher, lawyer, and this whole adoption process), yet we have to be in Buffalo at 9am next Tuesday. Then we can wait another 3 months until the next step. Patience is a virtue, as is not trying to make sense of the process.