We received word this afternoon that our I-800A application has been approved! In case you forgot, this is the "Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country." So, it has been Determined that we are Suitable. Hooray!
Once we get the actual approval in the mail, we can finish state-certifying all the documents for our dossier, which we will then mail to the Chinese Consulate in Chicago for authentication. And THEN...we send our dossier to Holt who will send it to China.
It is completely possible that we could be matched with a little boy. . .our son . . . by Christmas. Wouldn't that be grand?!?