Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fingerprints and Fundraisers

We have so many exciting things going on right now that I just don't know where to begin. I guess I will start with our fingerprints. I mailed our homestudy to US Citizenship and Immigration last Monday. I actually sent it via overnight mail so they would get it quickly and process our paperwork so that we could get our fingerprint appt. quickly. (Karissa needs to be fingerprinted too because she is 19). This normally wouldn't be an issue, but Karissa got home on May 4th and is going back to school for the summer on May 18th which gives us a very short window to get our fingerprints done.

I called Monday to ask them (US Citizenship and Immigration) when we might hear about an appointment. The woman I spoke with was very sweet and listened to our dilemma, but asked that I call back Thursday or Friday because they are swamped right now. So I told her that was fine and thanked her for her help.

As I was leaving work YESTERDAY (Tuesday) there was a voice mail on my phone asking when Karissa was going back to school and to call her back because she was working on our fingerprint appt. I called her back and she took all the information and said she would get back to me today.

I spoke with the Officer in charge of our paperwork and she was able to get us an appt before Karissa goes back to school for the summer. We have our appt on Monday May 17th. Hooray!!! I am so thankful for this wonderfully sweet woman who has helped us to get our appt before Karissa goes back. This is a HUGE help! It will save us a lot of driving!!

I also mentioned I had news about our newest fundraiser! We are working with the Carolina Mudcats to have a fundraising night at the ballpark. Our night is Thursday June 10th. It is a 7:15 game. Tickets for the game are just $5. We will get 50% from all the tickets we sell that night. So anyone out there who is interested let me know. We also get to have a table on the concourse that night with information to hand out to people! This really is very exciting!

Both Chris and I have made some contacts to get the information out to the public regarding our Mudcats Night! We are hoping it will be a huge success so we can bring our little Milana home to us!


  1. Congratulations again on your speedy fingerprint appt. If we're here on June 10th then we'll definitely want to go to the game!! Guess we'll just have to wait and see.


  2. Question...where did you get the phone number for USCIS? Was it just the number for your local office? We sent our I600-A the same day you did and I would love to see if they could expedite ours too since our Little Man's country closes for July, August and September. Thanks!