Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FBI Fingerprints: 2nd Round!

Well, we were back at our local police department yesterday, January 9, 2012, to get our fingerprints made for our FBI background checks!

Yes, this is our 2nd time to do this!  We went for the first time back in June of 2010.  It's crazy to see how much the kids have grown in a year and a half!  (Callie Grace was at cheer practice, so that's why she isn't in the picture!)

The FBI background check is a requirement for an adoption home study, so you have to get fingerprints made and then mail them to the FBI.  Since we are working on updating our home study, we have to submit these AGAIN!  I mailed the fingerprint cards to the FBI today, and they should be there by this Friday!   The first time it took forever (8 weeks and 2 days to be exact) to get our results back, so I am praying that it doesn't take that long this time!

We have to get this home study update DONE by the end of March!  I have had some people ask about the home study process, so I will try to do a post soon about what all is involved!  Thankfully, the update process is way easier than the initial home study...and it's not as expensive!

Well, one of my fingerprints smeared just a little bit on the card when the sweet police lady was doing it.  She said she really THOUGHT it would probably be ok.  Well, ya'll know I couldn't quit thinking about it last night and worrying that my fingerprint wouldn't be "readable".  If the FBI can't read your fingerprints, then you have to do this all over again and re-submit them!  Obviously that's something I don't want to have to do...remember our end of March timeline! :)

So, this crazy-perfectionist-adoptive mom who wants her baby girl home yesterday, went BACK to the police department to get ANOTHER set of fingerprints made!!! :)  So, I ended up sending in 2 fingerprint cards in for me...just in case!!! 

5 comments:

Hannah said...

I hope it's not near as long this time either!! We had to have almost everything done at least twice...some three times..with Dmitry. It's all worth it in the end :) Can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for you :)

G said...

LOVE your positive attitude! :) And I totally get the smudged fingerprint panic! :)

Elle J said...

HaHa - that is an awesome behind the scenes story about the police officer and your hubby's waved ticket!!! =)

Lauren said...

that is too funny that he talked himself out of that ticket!!! praying that you are done with updates and get a referral SOON!!

Erika Reiner said...

Alison,
I am having a small moment of panic. Are the prints a AGCI or state requirement? Reason I ask is because our social worker didn't say we needed to do this.
EEEKKKK!!!