So here's the latest update:
Our I-171H, FBI background checks and updated license for the home study agency have been apostilled in Nashville and are enroute to CSS (the adoption agency - Catholic Social Services) in Asheville, NC via UPS. Currently our tracking number shows that the documents will make it to Carol and her staff at CSS sometimes Wednesday. They will go over to Moscow this week to be translated and combined with the rest of our dossier.
CSS staff in Moscow are busy this month. Not only is September is busy month for vacations, they have been told to expect a audit from the Russian government regarding all of the adoptions they have executed since 2001. This isn't a 'surprise' audit or anything like that...just a normal procedure.
So between the vacations and the government audit, it's probably going to delay us just a bit for our first trip to Moscow. We're still hopeful that we'll be able to complete the adoption by end of year, but it appears that completing the adoption January of 2009 may be in the cards.
Greg, Mary and Katie