I received a notice today that USCIS forwarded our child's immigration pre-approval to the US Embassy in Addis Ababa. That news makes me very happy. In fact, I hugged jc so much that he said, "that hurts" and made me stop! :)
It's nice to relax a little after submitting the dossier and start reading some more serious adoption books. We're told to anticipate a child under a year old, so I'm refining my focus a bit. I read a pretty serious book on toddler adoption, focusing on attachment, and it's nice to know that I might not have some of those issues to worry about!
We've got plenty more hills to climb, but for now; let's enjoy that wonderful coast at the top of the first really big one. Drink some Gatorade, eat a power bar, and soak in the sun and cooling breeze.