What a blessing we found in our mailbox yesterday!! A beautiful white envelope with a return address of USCIS!!!
IT WAS OUR 171!! The document that was suppossed to not be here until mid February or so! Needless to say, we were in shock!
So, what does this mean for us? We now have the "missing piece" to our dossier! We have just a few tiny loose ends to tie up, then (probably the first of next week) we will have all our documents certified at the county level, then take them to Frankfort to have them certified at the state level. After that, we will send it all to our agency's headquarters in Virginia. They will make sure it goes to DC for the US State Department to certify. Once all this is done, they will Fed-Ex it (sorry, dad :) to Ethiopia, and the wait begins!!! So, hopefully, by the first of February, we will officially be waiting for baby Caleb!
Thank you all for your continued prayers! They truly mean so much!