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Friday, June 17, 2011

USCIS visit

Our placement agency informed us that Olga - who handled the twins' adoption in Ukraine - is able to get certified copies of their birth certificates for us! Hooray! So, to do that, we had to have some forms signed/notarized/apostilled and then mailed to her in Ukraine. Yesterday we had them notarized and then I made that LONG drive to Tallahassee, FL, to have them apostilled. I'm recovering today from the trip - but it's definitely worth it! Plus, we had to stop in at Chick-Fil-A for some play time and chicken. I do what I can to make an 11 hour round trip drive as fun as possible. :)

Iryna LOVES Chick-Fil-A!

This morning, we all drove up to Orlando, FL, to have our USCIS fingerprints taken. They said we should receive our results in 2-4 weeks. I am eternally optimistic that we still MAY be going back to Russia in July. Tyler says it will be September - as the government offices are closed in August for holiday time. I am still holding out for July! I want to bring my babies home!

I'm still compiling items for the Pierce Family Adoption Silent Auction. I am amazed at the kindness of others in helping us raise the necessary funds to bring Calvin and Silas home. It is humbling to be the recipient of so much love and support. If you have anything to donate, email me at jilldpierce at yahoo dot com


The McEacherns said...

Mmmm, Chick-fil-A!

Carina said...

You're so on your way! Love you!

Sarah C said...

I am glad things are working out. You have put a lot of hard work into making sure everything is ready for your adoption. I am so excited for you.