And by end, I mean the end of this first round of paperwork. We sent a big package of paperwork to the agency in Colorado, and our counselor emailed me back on Friday to let me know that it all looks good! She sent us one more paper to sign along with our statement for the remaining fees. So at this point, we just need to get her our home study, the forms she sent us, the family and house pictures, our medical special needs list, and a few checks.
Once we get all that together, we'll still have a bit of waiting ahead of us. As I understand it, the next big thing is submitting everything to US Immigrations so we can get clearance to adopt. Once we have their approval, our dossier can be submitted to the Chinese government. After it clears their system, we're given a Log-In Date (LID) and are eligible to be matched with a child. Of course, we may be waiting a while for a child because of Luke's age--the youngest available child I've seen was 10 months, but most of the kids are in the 12-24 month range. As I've mentioned before, we are looking for a child who's at least a year younger than Luke per the agency's recommendation and our family considerations. :) While we know God knows who our daughter is, we certainly don't know what His timing will be...just that it will be perfect.