I have to apologize for my lack of clarity in my last post. My own confusion has confused everyone else too! Ha ha. When I wrote about getting our fingerprints from the FBI it was in regards to the record clearings we need for the dossier. We are not yet to the point of doing fingerprints for USCIS. I called the FBI today and the rep I spoke too said they receive 100,000 fingerprints every day! She said they go into a secure holding area and that is the longest part of the process, once they are released, they can be processed. Good to know. I don't expect to get anything back until at least mid-August but at least I know a little bit more about how it works.
Today I also received another update regarding our Ohio child abuse clearance form. We learned that it's in the mail! That is excellent news because it means we can complete our home study and finally start applying for grants. A friend of mine adopted from Ethiopia and she said the grants are tricky. According to her experience, it's tough to get much if you make $50,000 or more, a year. I know there are hundreds or organizations out there, so all we can do is pray, apply, and see what happens.:)
Also, my husband found a neat app on his cell phone that has fun info and stats about Poland. Those smart phones are the best. I also ran across this link with some fun facts and resources about Poland too. In addition, there is a mini-movie on You Tube showing "The History of Poland in 10 Minutes". I didn't sit through it all, but it looks like a good history lesson. Click here for the video.
Going private soon.....
4 years ago