Little man caught a flounder!
And a snapper!
Dinner on the water
On the adoption front...a quick update of what's happened since I shared last. We had our final home study visit about 2 weeks ago. We completed our FBI fingerprinting which was a breath of fresh air this time around! Now that they do fingerprints electronically, they are not only much easier to do but they know if there are any errors in how the prints are taken while you are still there. As a result, the finals were in to our agency within just a couple of days. Sounds minor but I was amazed! In the past...You got your fingerprints done downtown via an appointment you scheduled well in advance. They did them with ink (back then ;) and then they notified you after they were evaluated to let you know if you needed to redo them due to error. So this was such a treat! Easy peasy! It's the little things ;)
Right now we are amidst waiting for our home study to be written. We are anticipating about 20-30-ish more days until that is complete. After our home study is approved by our agency, we can file for our 800 with USCIS. I'm all about getting things done fast...so I have our 800 paperwork complete and awaiting our approved home study to pair with it and send off to USCIS!
Right now I'm trying to get a gauge on how the timeline may continue to flow. China has a tendency to be fairly predictable regarding timing so when I get a better idea, I'll let you know.
So, I've had friends ask..."When will you know who your child is?" Great question!! We could know Monday or we could know 12 months from now. We are open to varying medical needs and so that means that if any of those needs in conjunction with the age range we are hoping for, come up with our agency...We could theoretically get a match. There are other families in line in front of us, however, since everyone is open to varying ages and needs, that can change how a child is matched to a family. Clear as mud, right? ;-) It's so hard to tell how this will flow, so we just keep on praying and wait. Will keep y'all posted!
Hugs and love!