Good help is hard to find

April 9, 2008 at 2:47 pm | Posted in Adoption Updates | 4 Comments

So allegedly the final step of our adoption is to apply for a Certificate of Citizenship for  Henry.  This will declare him a naturalized citizen of the United States and we can get his status with Social Security changed to naturalized citizen and then all the i’s will be dotted and the t’s will be crossed.  I completed the form, mailed the check and sent it off to USCIS last week.  The trickiest part was getting Henry to pose for passport sized pictures at Walgreens.  Not.  An.  Easy.  Feat.  At.  All.

Guess what I got back in the mail today?  Our application.  Why?  (Mom, you can skim over the next couple of words)  Because the motherfucker at USCIS didn’t take a second to actually READ our application which indicates we are applying on behalf of our ADOPTED child in which case the fee is $40 LESS than that for a biological child.  Apparently the dumbass at USCIS thinks Henry is our biological child thus they are requesting we submit the correct payment with our application.

So hey,  clerk ATB or AHB or whatever the hell your chicken-scratching penmanship initials are on the lovely form letter attached to the fee schedule in which you highlighted fees for biological and adopted children, WE PAID THE RIGHT FEE SO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS, READ AND PROCESS OUR APPLICATION.


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  1. wordup, yo. SNAP!

    dumbass motherfuckers indeed.


  2. I would ask are you kidding me? But, sounds just about right for immigration… sadly, just about right. Sorry you have to deal with that stupid stuff though. – Terah

  3. Just keep repeating:

    “We’re almost done.”

    Other than that, all you can do is roll your eyes and curse those people.

  4. Here’s hoping SECOND time will be a charm. What a headache!

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