We’re qualified

A couple of weeks ago we had to get fingerprinted for the adoption process. We did it when we adopted Tru as well, and you’d think that there’d be no expiration date on your fingerprints. Apparently fingerprints are only good for 15 months. When we were fingerprinted for Tru’s adoption, we had to go to this nasty old building downtown where there was a really long line of immigrants waiting for INS stuff. We went to the back of the line and waited, but eventually someone came and escorted us to the front of the line. That felt kinda weird. This time when we went, the office had moved to a nicer building, and there was no line at all. We were the only people there, and the workers were really nice and joked around with us. We’d talked about bringing a camera to begin documenting the adoption process for this child, but decided against it, based on our prior experience. Now we wish we would have brought it with us. Tru was along for the ride and he was being really cute and flirty with the INS workers and that would’ve been fun to photograph. Oh well…I’ll just have to settle for writing about it.

Anyway, all that was just the lead-in to say that the Department of Homeland Security sent us a letter informing us that our fingerprints are of such high quality that we are officially qualified to be adoptive parents. How reassuring.

5 thoughts on “We’re qualified

  1. Congrats on another step closer to broadening your family! Tru must be excited by the prospect of a sibling.

  2. Nasty old building? INS? Wow, that brings back memories. When were were going through the process completing paperwork for my wife to get her green card and then her citizenship, I waited in lines at the nasty building mentioned. My motto, “If you have to deal with the goverment, bring lots of good reading material.”

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