Thursday, August 9, 2007
It's about time
Finally, some changes in the adoption world that will actually make things a little easier for prospective adoptive parents. I just received word from Children's Hope(our adoption agency) that the USCIS is now allowing one extension on your Orphan petition and fingerprinting free of charge. Your I-600A -the form that grants you permission to bring an orphan from another country back to the U.S., is only good for 18 months, wait time in just about every country is greater than that, which means the parents had to hand over another $700 to extend the petition. It may seem like a small thing but it's just nice to see a change being made that makes things easier instead of harder. All these children in orphanages(and foster care) and they keep raising the bar and the cost.Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, so this was definitely good news!