Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Receipt Notice for I-800

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.)

8 comments:

Team Robichaux said...

Oh hoping by the end of the month for you!! Give my boy a hug if you can when you go to get your Henry. I have family in Houston, we'll have to get our guys together every once in a while after we get them home! (In fact we are flying in and out of Houston haha!) My sister in Katy is keeping my other kiddos for us while we are in China.
Blessings,
Tasha

linxx said...

Thank you, Tasha! I sure will give your little boy a hug when we go and visit the little ones!

Wow, small world! We should definitely hook up once in a while when the boys are home :). We lived in Katy for 6 years and moved into the city 5 years ago -- not far at all! :)

Linda

Nancy said...

Nancy (Jane Doe) here from the March travel thread. Is it just me, or is anyone else hoping that things get pushed through a teeny tiny bit faster with all these upcoming holidays. Fingers crossed for us both, and maybe we can meet up in Guangzhou!
Now HURRY UP i800 approval!!!
Nancy-of the crazy 9

Nancy said...

And PS- I think you're gonna get it by the end of next week for SURE! But then again, I know nothing!
Nancy

linxx said...

Hey Nancy! Yes, I really think there's a "big push" somewhere because remember when we were all waiting for our I-800A and "my group" were waiting on average 75+ days? Well, currently, the wait is only about 60+ days!! Glad to see movement for sure!

Hope, hope, hope we'll get the I-800 by the end of next week though!! Would also be cool to meet up in Guangzhou... but I think you're slightly ahead?

Fingers crossed for us both for our next steps...

Linda

Chellybelly said...

Super doopa news Lind, so happy for u both! Each step takes u that extra bit closer to ur beautiful Henry and my beautiful nephew :-D love you loads, Chelle x x

linxx said...

Thanks, Chellz! If you lived over here, you know you would have been our Number One babysitter - lol! Love you!! Lin xxx

Chellybelly said...

Haha aww definitely that would be so special :-D xxx