WHOO-HOO!!! Just got word of our USCIS appoval! — The Bump

WHOO-HOO!!! Just got word of our USCIS appoval!

I just couldn't stand the silence anymore, and I called for an update today.  We were approved on January 31st!

So now, all we need is provisional approval from the US Embassy in Peru.  USCIS said it takes up to seven days for the embassy to recieve our file.  Once they receive it, we can submit our application electronically.  I know they prioritize adoption cases and usually make their determination pretty quickly.

So, we are booked to travel on February 24th!  I was hoping we could reconsider and move our flights up a week, since we'll likely be cleared to start the in-country process sooner, but it just looks very cumbersome and pricey to do that.  The flight is double what we paid, our apartment in Peru isn't vacant for that week, and we are supposed to meet with M's child study team earlier in the week of February 20th.  So, as much as I'd love to move things up, it's just not practical.  This extra week will give us the oportunity to tie up all our loose ends and preparations and the luxury to not worry if we'll be fully approved in time.

I'm (almost definately) going to meet my baby on February 27th!  It's finally real!!!!!

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Re: WHOO-HOO!!! Just got word of our USCIS appoval!

  • That's so exciting, congratulations!  Feb. 24 is going to be here before you know it!!
  • That's great news!  How exciting!
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  • CONGRATULATIONS!!! Woo hoo! Super exciting news!!

    Me: 26
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    Cycle length approx. 34-36 days.
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    Started Metformin Dec. 2011.
    34 day lighter cycle in Jan '12.
    Possibly starting the adoption journey sometime this Spring.
    Lots of unknowns, but tons of hope. :-)
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  • Wow - best news ever!
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  • Aw!  I'm sooo happy for you and can feel your joy in what you wrote!!!!  Congrats!!!
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  • I got goose bumps reading this!!  Congratulations....
  • Awesome news!
    TTC since December '08
    Dx PCOS and Endo
    lap to remove cysts turned into full laparotomy Nov. '09
    4 cycles of clomid=BFN
    1 clomid iui = BFN
    new doctor and a new plan
    august '10 - began 6 months of lupron depot
    IVF our only option for biological baby
    May '11 Decided we are moving on to adoption!
  • Color me teary-eyed :)  So happy for all of you.

    I may have missed this... but will M travel with you?

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  • Hallelujah!
    dd(Brianna) 11/01/94, ds(Bram)10/17/95, ds(Jesse)9/26/97, dd (Annie Ruth) 7/27/05 5mc Jan '08, May '08, Feb '09, Sept '09, Apr '11 "And can it be that in a world so full and busy, the loss of one weak creature makes a void in any heart, so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of vast eternity can fill it up." - Charles Dickens

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  • Fantastic news!!
  • Congrats sweetie!  That is great news!
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    4 failed IUIs in 2010
    IUI#5 and 6- with DS, BFN
    Final IUI - Lucky #7! IUI with DS - 20.Jun.2011 - 21.5 mil motile! Not so lucky - BFFN and the end of our IF journey....
    Waiting for our family to be complete through Adoption - May 2012 - Hoping our baby finds us soon!
  • Yay!!  So exciting!!

    TTC September 2010 thru October 2011
    SA February 2011: Normal
    RE App. October 2011 - Recc. Clomid and IUI

    Taking a break from TTC to pursue adoption

    Met our 2 year old son in Russia July 2012!
    Court trip October 2012
    Home November 24 2012!

    Back to RE Summer 2013. TTC journey continues: 

    Dx DOR, endometriosis, low sperm count 
    Clomid + IUI#1, #2 = BFN / IUI #3 = ???

    Laparoscopy scheduled December 2013

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  • So happy for you and your family!
  • I love this kind of update. :)
    Six years of infertility and loss, four IUIs, one IVF and one very awesome little boy born via med-free birth 10.24.13.
  • woot woot congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited! :) I can't wait to hear all about it!!!
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  • Congrats I agree the 27th will be here before you know it Smile
  • I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to see your pics.
  • Yippy!!! Congrats!!!!
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