Hallelujah! We finally received our I-600a approval letter from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today in the mail. This means that we can now begin our child referral process with our adoption agency (One World Adoptions, a.k.a. OWA) and the orphanage in the Congo.
Unfortunately, our referral won’t be as quick as I had hoped or expected. According to OWA, we’re now simply on the waiting list. We sit impatiently at the #15 spot.