Wednesday, January 12, 2011

USCIS and the wait

We have been logged in with the USCIS since Nov 30Th and are waiting very impatiently to get our approval. We were just told yesterday that the wait is 45-50 days to even be assigned an officer. We thought our dossier would be in China by the end of Jan. and now we know we will still be waiting for the USCIS approval.

We also have not heard anything from the orphanage after they received Liam's package. We were hoping for some kind of news or update. Liam has congenital heart disease and will also need surgery for hypospadias. One of our biggest concerns is his sacral dimple,which is a hole that is found at the bottom of the spine. We have only seen a picture and cannot tell if the hole goes all the way to his spine. If the spine is open he will have spina bifida which can effect his walking and he will most likely have continence problems. The only information we have is from when he was 4 months old and now he is 15 months. We really were hoping they would tell us if he was bearing weight on his legs. Maybe we will still get an update,it is so hard waiting and now with the USCIS news we are totally bummed that our paperwork will not be sent to China for another month. We know the Lord has all of this orchestrated in His perfect timing. We are so blessed we found Liam so early,but now we have longer to look at that sweet little face and know it will still be months until we can hold him and bring him home.

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