February 9, 2012
Today USCIS opened an important opportunity for families who have adopted internationally to help improve the inter-country adoption process. The U.S. Citizenship and Nationalization Service (USCIS) is circulating a survey to receive feedback on the experiences of adoptive families when interacting with U.S. government officials. This represents a great opportunity to help improve the current process. Note that all questions should be answered based on a family's personal experience with U.S. government officials (not with adoption agency representatives). Responses will be consolidated and presented in a cumulative format. No personal identifying information will be divulged.
Results received by February 14 at 5:00pm will be made available to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for use in an upcoming roundtable on intercountry adoption. The survey will remain open until March 1.
Here is the link if you are an adoptive parent or prospective adoptive parent, https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Now ya'll know I have a very strong opinion about the dysfunction that is USCIS. I will certainly make a point to share my thoughts with them and I encourage you to do the same.
Two and a half months to approve an I800 petition....two and a half months when a child is waiting in an orphanage, often hungry and without needed medical care, is simply too long.
Please take a few minutes to share your experience.
but first vote for me at top mommy blogs, pla-leeeeeeze.