On Wednesday our homestudy was finally approved!!! Yippee!!!
What does that mean? It means we can move on to the next step of a Chinese adoption- gathering our dossier documents and submitting our I-800 to USCIS for approval. We have a head start on the dossier documents and expect to have all of them ready in the next few weeks. The I-800, however, takes around 8 weeks for approval. We're hoping we can get lucky and walk in to fingerprint early, which would speed it up a bit... If all goes well, we could be DTC (Dossier to China for my friends just learning about this process) by the first week of April!!! WAHOO!!
We were also notified yesterday that our files have been moved into the China program with our agency. We are excited, but I just have a thought about switching to a different agency that I can't get out of my head... Why would we switch? A few kids at a different agency have really caught my eye, and I can't help thinking that our kiddo is supposed to come out of the orphanage that has a partnership with a different agency. Please say a prayer for us as we decide how to move forward from here.