We have a little bit of movement in Sara's adoption. The agency emailed today. The appointment at the Embassy on Monday went well. It can take up to 5 business days to issue the Article 5 so we should have it mid-week next week. When that is officially issued, the lawyer can go to social services in Colombia and we can officially be granted an "Encuentro" date. (This is the date when I will meet Sara.) When that happens, I can FINALLY book my ticket and hotel. That will make things so much more final in my mind.
I got my FBI background clearances back on Tuesday. It was a much less exciting step the second time around but still important. I now have all the paperwork in place that I need to take with me when I travel. I just need to get it all apostilled.
I'm planning to take a day off the first week of December to go downtown and get all the paperwork apostilled and get my visa from the Consulate downtown. Then, it will just be a matter of enjoying the holidays and counting the days until I get to meet my little girl.
Nothing too exciting but I'll take little steps at this point.