We got the email on Friday that our homestudy has been finalized, notarized, and sent to our adoption agency in Colorado. We are officially one big step closer to adopting. It sounds like everything else is at the agency for our dossier, so the next step is to submit everything to US Immigrations. The estimated time for turnaround on that is a month, but as with most governmental paperwork steps...who knows.
On the one hand, it's really nice not to have any more paperwork to deal with (at the moment). On the other hand, it was nice having something to DO. I've been reading a great book of adoption stories, and several of them have mentioned the importance of living, rather than waiting during this period. We are blessed to have two delightful children who making living so much fun!