This afternoon our agency finally heard from the embassy today, and they are willing to accept our court documents as-is. No further corrections are needed.
So we DON’T have to go back to court.
We DO get to move forward and file our immigration paperwork and begin the process of bringing the kids home!
So here’s what the timeline from here begins to look like:
- Filing with U.S. Immigration to classify the children as immediate relatives. We hope to have the paperwork completed this weekend. The approval takes 6 weeks on average.
- Filing for the children’s passports. This has been taking longer in the past couple of months. It’s hard to put a timeline on it.
- Embassy appointments are requested for the children. Appointments are currently being scheduled 6-8 weeks after they are requested. Passports for the children have to be in hand for the appointments to take place.
- Visas are applied for and issued, which typically take 2 weeks or so.
- Then we travel!
If I were to hazard a guess, I’d estimate that we’d be travelling between July and October. I know it’s a broad range, but represents the time ranges that other families have had once they’ve received CONA.
Thank you so much to all of you who are “not okay” with our adoption not moving forward. I firmly believe that without your prayers, we would still be waiting for paperwork. It’s no coincidence at all that within days of your earnest prayers, we received what we had already been waiting 2 months for, and within 24 hours of each other.
You MUST be praying. HARD! Keep it up! There is more paperwork processing, officials reviewing, travelling and other adventures to come!