I decided to call the USCIS office today and see if we had an officer yet. To my surprise the operator said yes, just one second and she connected us. I really didn't want to talk to her, I just wanted to know if we had been assigned one, but I am so glad I did. She told me we were actually the next file for her to read, that she had obtained our fingerprints and sent for my alien file. I asked about this alien file??? She said she had to pull my file to review my naturalization papers. Which I also questions and stated that I didn't have naturalization papers. She told me I did. I explained to her that I was born in Turkey, while my father was in the Air Force and that once we returned to the states, the base he was stationed at told him he needed to apply for proof of citizenship for me. I was 5 at the time. I explained to her that I had asked the adoption agency and called the I800 help line and no one was able to help, as far as how to complete the form correctly. Your choices are: born in the US, which I was not, Naturalization, which I was not, or through your parents, which everyone decided was the right choice. I marked and filled out the information saying I had obtained my own citizenship and gave all the info they wanted. Then she quickly went through our file and saw that I had a birth certificate that was issued by the US Government. She said because I had that, I didn't need the naturalization papers, but that she would still need to wait on my alien file. In the mean time she said she would read our home study and do what she could.
WHY?? WHY?? WHY???
My paper work has been there since August 10th and we were fingerprinted on August 29th and it is now September 27th, how much longer can this be drawn out. We need our paperwork in China by November 4th. We are almost out of time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please pray for faster processing of our paperwork, that our fundraiser will help us get closer to being fully funded. Please pray for my friends that are in country now, working hard to bring their children home.
Good night and God Bless you,