Adoption Update: USCIS Fingerprinting

Posted: January 22, 2008 in Adoption
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We traveled to the USCIS Application Support Center today to be fingerprinted for our immigration paperwork. When we walked in, we were given numbers 820 and 821. There were about 19 people in front of us. It soon became apparent that we would be in for a long wait, when the technicians started taking breaks for lunch and we realized that it was taking 5-10 minutes for each person to be fingerprinted. After waiting for an hour and a half, it was finally our turn. It is expecting a lot from your children to sit and be patient that long, but our kids were troopers and very well-behaved, much to my surprise.

Rebecca, another mom adopting from Taiwan, had commented on her blog when she was fingerprinted, the words “Match Warning” kept showing up on the screen. The same thing happened with my fingerprints, so I asked the technician. He said it is a computer glitch and shows up on the screen for everyone. That’s reassuring…

Now we wait for approval from USCIS for our adoption, which may arrive in the mail as early as February.

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Comments
  1. Sarah W. says:

    Wow. I can’t believe you had to wait so long. In Indianapolis they pulled us to the front of the line, were especially nice to us and SMILED, and we were in and out in like 20-25 minutes. I found the whole process of being electronically fingerprinted very interesting.

  2. R... says:

    Congrats on making it one step closer!

  3. Rebecca says:

    Oh, so you got the match warning too??!! It did freak me out… but all for naught. I’m sure you’ll be fine too. 🙂

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