One huge thing can now be crossed off our adoption to do list. Finally, after a month long delay due to some paperwork we were initially told we didn't have to have, our homestudy is completed and now in the hands of our adoption agency! Yay!!! One major stressor (spell check tells me that is not a word) done...many more still to come. Our file can now move on to our agency's official China program and we will be assigned a China case manager.
While it looks like my timeline is out the window (those darn plans again!), at least we are moving in the right direction and one step closer to being united with "China" as Liya calls her. Since our homestudy is finished we can now send in our I800A (Application for determination of suitability to adopt a child from a convention country) to USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). We will need to wait for them to give us an appointment to be fingerprinted and then wait for everything to be processed. It took two months for our last adoption so I am praying it will be as quick this time around if not quicker (I really should stop doing that to myself!). Once we get that approval we can send in our dossier (mountain of paperwork) to China! That will conclude the majority of our end of the "before we travel paperwork".