Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Our home study is finalized and approved!

Last Thursday the kids and I drove to Living Hope and picked up our approved and notarized Home Study.  Whoot-whoot!  I had been filling out our I800A form periodically throughout the week knowing this day was quickly approaching.  Scott helped me complete the I800A form on Thursday night, wrote the check and Friday morning he and the boys took it to the UPS store and mailed it off to the US Citizenship and Immagration Services department (USCIS).  Another copy of our home study is on it's way to Harrisburg to be state sealed. 
What does all this mean and why?  The I800A is the first form to be completed to start the international adoption process in order to adopt a child who lives within a Hague Convention Country, in our case China.  We need immigration to determine whether or not we are elibible to adopt internationally.  Simply stated, it's more of proving we are who we say we are and we meet the requirements to adopt internationally from our proposed country.


  1. Yeah... one step closer, Jane. That's awesome.

  2. Stumbled on your blog. Thank you for posting all of thee. We are in the process of selecting an agency to adopt a girl from China and AGCI is one that we are looking at. Having you chronicle your experience is so helpful!

    1. Thanks for your comments. AGCI has been a wonderful agency for us. They are very thorough and have been so helpful each step of the way. The have been a great support and encouragement to us too. I really can't say enough. Blessings to you on your adoption!