Fingerprinted by INS

A few weeks ago, we received a letter from the Department of Homeland Security stating that we must present ourselves for fingerprinting.

Well, that was interesting!

So on our way home from vacation yesterday, we stopped in at the nearest INS (Immigration and Naturalization Services) Application Support Center in York, PA to be fingerprinted.

Actually, this is a standard part of the process for international adoption. Our fingerprints must be cleared by the FBI before we can continue pursuing international adoption.

We were both expecting to have black ink on our fingers, but instead, they sprayed water on our fingers and placed our fingers on a machine that took digital images of our fingerprints. It was certainly an interesting experience!

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