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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Need answers


Okay everyone. For those that have been there done that: I know I posted to the yahoo group, but I just saw something that again gave me a sinking feeling in my gut. We are about to redo our fingerprints. While I'm still trying to figure out how to do this: someone posted that when we have to redo the actual immigration form that we will AGAIN have to be fingerprinted, along with all the birth certificates, marriage licenses..etc..etc..etc.. Please tell me that this isn't true. And why wouldn't our fingerprints be good from June to November. I mean we're going to have to pay another $140.00 this month-or whatever the fees are now. And now we're going to have to pay that fee again in 4 flippin' months plus the increased immigration which is somewhere around $600. And if we have to submit all our certificates and licenses can they be copies of the ones we just got last year or do we have to have fresh copies of those too. I mean seriously we already had copies of all that, but they couldn't be more than a year old when we did all this stuff last year so we had to pay to get fresh certified copies of certified copies we already had. And obviously they'll be older then a year NOW!!! So please for those that have had to redo the actual immigration form(I 171H) tell me what the deal is!!
Seriously I am so angry right now. I could deal with having to redo our fingerprints, kinda sorta understand that. I can understand having to redo our immigration, it sucks, but I can sorta understand that too. BUT to have to redo our fingerprints a third effin time 4 months after we just redid them, pisses me off. No nice way to put that. It really pisses me off. It makes no damn sense and is just an effed up way to run things. Sucks the money right out of our pockets. Hey here's an idea, lets pay in excess of $140 each time to do our fingerprints 3 times. Because we all know that my fingerprints have this funny way of changing things up a bit every couple of months. Funny how they do that. Twists the knife on the fact we can't have children. Makes me want to give up. There have been very few moments that I have wanted to throw in the towel. But when I hear something like that I just want to say EFF YOU to them all.

8 comments:

MARYLOU said...

Hopefully you don't have to do that. Wishing that things will work out well w/your adoption and that it will be speedy.

Sarah said...

When I'm frustrated with things like this... I vent too, then remember that there are other pre-adoptive families that have it way worse. There are China families that will have to do immigration and fingerprints THREE times.

Sarah said...

P.S. Ann, I think that you'd feel much better after some "retail therapy." Baby gear and clothes have side effects of instant smiles. :)

Andrea said...

Oh Ann! I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I don't know the situation for the fingerprinting, we haven't come across that. I know nothing but a baby can make it better, but I will keep you in my thoughts today.

marina said...

UGGHHH! I don't have the answers to yur questions. But I am so sorry. You need your referral NOW.

Doris & Dan said...

The bureaucracy is maddening!

I hope you get a clear answer and soon.

Keep smilin!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Ummm I hate to tell you this but the wonderful State in which we live does make you redo the whole lot. I let my fingerprints slide and just redid the visa. If you want to email me go ahead and I will give you my phone number and I will tell you what to do.

I felt the same way a few months back so I truly understand.

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

I'm sorry This stinks. They need to just give you your baby all ready!