For adjudicating the qualifications of the applicant(s) as prospective adoptive parentsI don't think they could have been any clearer on the purpose of the form. The government has it's way of ensuring even a simple thing, such as a form "purpose," is confusing. In everyday English, the form serves as a pre-approval to adoptive parents to bring an adopted child from a specific foreign country back to the US. A copy of the home study and, of course, money accompany the I-600A. Then we will get an appointment to be fingerprinted by the FBI.
Once we get approved by the FBI, they will signal their approval by sending us the form called:
- I-171H - Notice of Favorable Determination Concerning Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition
I don't know what happens after that. I guess I'll have to consult the clear guidance given on the USCIS website.
On other fronts, the septic tank work is done! I don't think they spared a single blade of grass in the backyard. That's OK though, it's done!