In the absolute best way to wrap this up, we just received a call that our I-600A has been approved. Approved! That is such exciting news! We will be submitted as soon as that has been received and translated by our facilitation team.
And it can't happen soon enough. We are adopting four children. 3 of them are extremely urgent. One is less urgent, meaning her adoption isn't the difference between life or death, but that does not mean she is not in great need.
Amos is already 16. He has aged out. Our paperwork was turned in before his birthday so we can still adopt him. We are his last and only chance. If he is not adopted, the adult facility in his region is horrifying. It is a sad, scary place of benches and sheds and cages. We adopted our son Barton and saved him from heading there. Now we are adopting his good friend Amos to save him from the same place. There are extra time cutoffs for each stage of an over-16 adoption, but things are looking good right now!
And Violet. Sweet Violet's need is slightly different. It only looks less urgent when you have the stories of our other children to compare it to. Our other children have extremely urgent reasons that they need to be adopted. They need to be adopted within a certain timeframe due to legal or medical reasons. But 13 year olds are truly in need as well. In just a couple years she would be one of those aging out children I shout for. She has been waiting for a very long time.
And so, here we come! With our immigration approval we are ready to move onto the next part of the process! Thank you all for joining us on this journey!