Slow but steady has been our progress even from the beginning...I tell lots of people now, slow and forward is better than none and certainly better than backwards. We have filed our I-600A documents with the immigration department, which is our formal request to bring a child of another country into this country. We received our fingerprint appointments and have to appear in New Orleans at 8:00 am on Friday August 21st!! They will run our fingerprints, review our homestudy and supporting documents (birth certificates, marriage certificate, etc) and hopefully send us an approval document in the mail in 2-3 months. This document says that we are allowed to bring the baby here !!!  It's like the beginnings of applying for their visa and eventually their U.S. birth certificate. On the waiting list front, our homestudy arrived in Baltimore, MD at our placing agency last Monday morning...I have not heard anything from them as of yet, but hope to hear soon that they have approved us and have sent the homestudy to Korea. It is then that we will find out how many families are on the waiting list and how long to expect to wait (approximately). It looks like families right now and the past few months have waited somewhere between 10 and 12 months for a referral, some less and some more. We can only pray for our child and his or her birthmother, that they are safe and well cared for, and that the birthmother feels a sense of peace with her decision to make an adoption plan for our child. Based on that timeline alone, it is almost definite that the birthmother is pregnant with our baby right he or she is growing and developing already! God is so good....I'm going to be a Mommy!!

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