Yesterday Charlie and I to get fingerprinted at the Dept. of Homeland Security (Citizenship and Immigration Services) so that we can have our background check done by the FBI. One of the things that we have to have done for the adoption is to have approval from US Immigration to bring Sweet Pea into the US. To do that they check us out and make sure that... um, well, I have no idea what they are checking, but I 'm pretty sure I didn't do it. In another three months we should have approval. Hopefully by then we will have met our little girl and be waiting for our court date.
I spoke to my adoption agency yesterday. They are going to speak to the Russian coordinator on Monday and see if we can send our dossier over even though our homestudy agency is still on the Late Post Placement Report List (yuck, yuck, evil list!). She said that some regions will accept dossiers even the homestudy agency had not been formally cleared. Honestly, I'm not very hopeful because everything that I heard about our region says that they are very meticulous about paperwork and want to make sure that every i is dotted and every t is crossed. We shall see