Today is our 7th wedding anniversary and today we got a special present in the mail. Our finalized notarized homestudy! That means that we are officially entering Phase 2 of Adoption Paperwork which is getting approval from Immigration. That's right, once again important family decisions are being made by the US Immigration office. This is the story of our life! I'd be dreading this except that I haven't had too many problems with them. Knock on wood. The next steps are to get FBI fingerprints/clearance and to get approval from the CIS (Immigration) office. Then we will be able to send our paperwork to Colombia and get on the wait list. Craaaaaazy! Once we get on the wait list, the wait could be as short as two months or as long as a year, it just depends on so many factors. Once we get our referral we'll travel within a month to pick up our child. Exciting! Scary! I oscillate between wanting to push all the paperwork forward so we can meet our child and wanting it all to slow down because I am terrified I will turn out to be a bad parent. I like to imagine that all parents have stages like this? Or maybe just us?