Well, everyone has been telling me that if I file for the I-600 (orphan petition for the US) in Delhi that I could leave as soon as the guardianship papers arrive. I was so excited, because I thought that we may have a chance to get there for her birthday!
BUT when I contacted my agency they said that there is a law in some states that require you to file for an ICPC (Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children) after you get the guardianship papers! Oh my goodness, I remember now that a girl I know on an adoption forum had the ICPC hold her up for months! My heart sank and I started convincing myself that with the luck I’ve had so far, it was likely to happen that way for us too.
So I researched and found an email adress for the person who runs the ICPC office here in salt lake. I told them my situation and they replied back saying that they’d be able to OK the referral the SAME DAY they get documentation!!! So there is still hope!!!:pray