Monday, November 1, 2010
URGHHH!!!!-- USCIS--- MAJOR ROADBLOCK!!!
Okay, I'm catching my breath after just getting off the phone w/ immigration. As you know, prints were last week. Approval could have been this week. Is it? No. I'm so distraught right now, I literally almost have no words. I need to go pick up Nik from school so this will be short. I'll fill you all in later tonight. Right now, running around making phone calls like mad to agencies and trying to do everything humanly possible to get things expedited. Luckily, I have the BEST agencies who understand and do things for this crazy family. Anyhow, they will not issue approval. They are "invoking the right to treat my child as an adult." Yes, this was quoted to me. It doesn't have to be done but it is being done. In other words, since Irina is turning 18 at the end (27th) of December, they want her fingerprinted, child abuse checked, addendum to homestudy & the whole 9 yards. I have a list of forms to send in. Yes, more money & I will get to that later. Shocked, heartbroken, angry, & the whole gamet of emotions is inside me right now. Now, in the defense of the agent who did this to us, I DO understand his reasoning once he explained it. However, I do know that this has inevitably made us come to a grinding halt in the process. I SO wanted to be over in Bulgaria in early December as that's what it was looking like. I'm crushed. I don't blame USCIS for doing it, I do indeed understand the reasoning. Just doesn't make it any easier to swallow. Have to go pick up Nik. Getting activated today. More later. Heartbroken, disappointed, saddened by it all. Irina is no more of an adult than the other kids. I hate the adoption rollercoaster ride. More to come.