Yesterday we had our first home study visit! Of course we were a little nervous, but not as much as the first time! Thankfully we had the same social worker. She is very nice & it helps that she knows our family through Samuel’s adoption. 🙂 We had an interview together, & then we had our individual interviews. So, we have one more to go! We finished up our adoption education too.
We also got our I-797c Notice of Action in the mail yesterday. This is related to our I-600a (advance petition for an orphan). It’s just a receipt that they received our I-600a. Next we just need to finish up our home study & send it to USCIS. Then they’ll send us our fingerprinting form & after that is approval! Our official wait then begins! 🙂 A realistic time for referral is around this time next year or beginning of 2013, I believe.
So, we’re almost finished with the beginning paperwork & waiting. Next is the long wait (which isn’t really that long compared to some other countries)!