Well, yesterday was a pretty exciting day!!! This past weekend, we received our first packet of info from America World. It included our agreement, more specific details about the Ethiopia program, and details on how to submit the first form to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (from here on out, USCIS!). It was so exciting! So yesterday, we mailed off lots of documents to AWAA, and our petition for an orphan to USCIS.
Next steps: we should be contacted by USCIS regarding our fingerprinting appointment, and AWAA will be sending us another packet of info regarding collecting documents for our dossier. And, we should be getting started on our homestudy soon!
It is starting to seem "real" now! Tomorrow I will be going to Frankfort to take our birth certificates and marriage certificate to the Secretary of State's office. They have to have a special authorization (or something like that!) It is part of the dossier, so I am just trying to get a head start.