I was speeding home from work as usual on a rainy and cold Monday afternoon to pick up Julia and get her ready for her karate class tonight. The last thing on my mind was the possibility that the USCIS provisional approval for our I-800 might actually be waiting for me in our mailbox. But, there tucked in the middle of the junk mail and bills was the letter for which we have anxiously been waiting over the last three or so weeks. Funny, it seems longer. I had barely opened the envelope when Rob arrived home, and I could not contain my excitement as I showed it to him. It was finally here!
Earlier in the day, I had driven to our adoption agency on my lunch break to give them the notarized and apostilled copies of our new medicals and our latest local criminal background checks. I also included a few things for Aleksandar to be sent on to Bulgaria as Vesta has promised to get them to him. All in all, it was a good day on our adoption journey. I realize that another long period of waiting on a court date is now ahead of us, but for the moment, I am enjoying the progress that we made today.