We will more than likely finalize our adoption, and have little Josie-Yuanyuan in our arms in June/July. That's approximately 22 months. An elephant's pregnancy!
I expected to write and keep everyone updated, but I guess I realized there is very little that actually HAPPENS during this process that is exciting to hear about!
This is what it would have sounded like..."I filled out another form!" Or, "I heard from USCIS after 79 days of waiting!"
There was a lot of waiting and being patient between painstakingly completing required paperwork.
There's a range of lengths of time each part of the process takes and ours has been on the long side for everything. I've had to keep reminding myself that it's all in God's time, things are happening according to His plan.
We are finally in the last stretch. The finish line is in sight! We are applying for visas for us and for Josie, doing the final steps in the order they need to be done. Before too long we will hear that we have TA... Travel approval! At that point we can make our flight arrangements, book hotels and prepare for our long awaited trip to China to meet our little girl for the first time!