Let me say again how much easier the Kyrgyzstan dossier is compared to our previous dossiers. We are almost finished with all of our documents; we just need to print out pictures of our family/house/etc. Now we are waiting on the necessary documents from the dreaded homestudy agency. We have had so many problems with our homestudy agency - losing papers, incorrect notarizations, never getting things finished on time. It is almost complete incompetence and it drives me crazy! We have contracted them to do the post-placement reports for the boys and they did the original homestudy so it doesn't make sense to search for a new agency to complete the updates/new paperwork. I'm really hoping that this one time they manage to do everything correctly and finish their part of our dossier ASAP. As soon as we get their documents, we can get everything certified and off to Kyrgyzstan it goes. Yeah! My only other concern is that we need to get a new I-171 issued showing the change of countries; we can't apply for that until they get the updated homestudy. I pray that the BCIS processes that much quicker than they process most of their paperwork. If we happen to get a referral sometime soon, we will have to wait to travel to meet her until we receive our updated 171. I can't imagine knowing that there is a little girl on the other side of the world waiting to meet us, and us having to wait for the slow wheels of the federal government to turn.
But I guess we'll cross that bridge if we come to it. Right now, everything is moving right along. Soon we'll be finished with paperwork (again!) and I'll be obsessing every time the phone rings!
*Edited to add: I am also thrilled that Astrakhan is moving again!! It looks like several families have received referrals/court dates. I am so excited that more Astrakhan children will be finding their forever families!