Lovely surprise today. We received our Receipt Notice for our I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative (quite a mouthful, huh?). This receipt is to confirm that the USCIS has received our application to request permission to adopt "a specific child from China" - i.e. our little guy, Henry. On the notice, under "Additional Accounts" it lists my name and DOB, and also our son's Chinese name and his DOB, which is the first time I've seen our son's personal details printed on a US official document -- awww.
Since the USCIS "received date" was (Tuesday) December 13, this could mean a possible I-800 Approval around December 27. According to the latest data on RQ, families have been receiving their I-800 Approvals in about 2 weeks. However, typical time frame is approximately 2-3 weeks and with the holidays, we may even get it in the New Year, although I'm hoping for the end of this month, THIS year! Everything crossed, please!
(For everyone using the email/text notification by submitting the form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance: I received my email notification on Friday, December 16 at 12:36am -- so, the USCIS/NBC sent the email 3 days after they received our application.)