A Progress Update
We got our passports in the mail on Valentine's Day.
Our homestudy is finished and has been sent to US Immigration.
Next step: Wait. Wait for US Immigration to process the fingerprints we submitted back on January 12. Everything else we can do is done! Could be another month before we can proceed any further. (If only we were dangerous criminals the government might work a little faster!)
When all that's done we take our huge stack of paperwork to Columbus to get every sheet individually certified by the state of Ohio.
Then we send that same stack to the Federal Government and they certify them.
Then the stack goes to our Adoption Agency and we're done paperworking. They find someone to interpret every document into Amharic and the stack (called a dossier) is sent to Ethiopia.
And the process of waiting is placed in a different government's hands.