This morning my husband and I took the 45 minute drive to the Immigration office in Newark, NJ to have our fingerprinting done. Our appointment was at 8 a.m. On the invitation letter from Immigration, they tell you that you should expect 3-4 hours worth of delays. We arrived and parked the car by 7:30 and by some miracle we were finished with the entire process by 8:30! My husband, who became a US citizen in 1998, was shocked to find that we had gotten through so quickly. He had been to this office many times while working toward his US citizenship and has always had a long and crowded wait.
Anyway, now we just have to wait for the approval form, which takes an estimated three weeks. After that our agency with authenticate our documents (another 4 weeks) and then our dossier will be off to China!
Oh, and thank you Mom and Dad for getting up really early, driving over to our house and getting Leah ready for preschool. We really appreciate your help.