This is our "adoption folder" as it looks 3 months in to our journey. It started with one folder (the agency agreement) and has quickly ballooned to this thick pile. I know we still have a long way to go, but this is is a good reminder that we have made some progress!
Last week we also received not one, but two pieces of good news. We planned a camping weekend, but came back early because my dad was so distraught that he was missing the Packers/Browns game (ha). My husband was gracious enough to pack up everything and we headed home. Then, when we pulled up to the mailbox, we saw the letter from the FBI! What we were told may take up to 12 weeks to get back, took about 9, so that was something to celebrate. We also received word that our home study is complete. It still needs to be notarized and sent to the agency, but at least it's getting there. That means we can work on our I800A form soon (hopefully in the next few weeks) and also get our dossier apostilled. We started filling out the I800A on our own, but couldn't finish it because we had a few questions about how we should answer some sections (some of the wording was confusing we thought). Anyway, we were told to just to be patient and wait for specific instructions when the time comes. I felt bad about that because I don't mean to rush things, my intentions are good...I guess we just have to let the process work and not try to do too much.