We received our I-797C today! (That's the approval from immigration to bring an orphan into the country that was mentioned in a previous post.) We were told it takes 6-12 weeks to receive, but we got ours in less than 2! This a huge milestone for us because it means that we have obtained EVERY piece of paperwork required. Now we have to take all the papers to the county clerk for certification and then the Secretary of State in Frankfort for more certification. It's such a relief, but now that we have all the papers in our possession I have this reocurring nightmare that our place catches on fire and we lose it all!
On another note, we are reading some books that we agreed to read for the home study. I've finished the first one called Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child. It's a good book for adoptive/foster families. It really shows you why Lifebooks are so important and gives very specific examples and instructions on how to complete them for all different ages and circumstances. I recommend it if you're trying to find motivation to get one started.