Today our Dossier was finalized and sent to Washington D.C.!!! In about a week it will begin to make it's way to Ethiopia, but our Agency considers this Day 1 on the waiting list. Woo Hoo!!! In about 9 months we will finally get to see what our baby looks like and hear his/her story. I'm so happy, and I have such a sense of peace that we've finally reached this point. I have no doubt that the next 9 months will be agonizing at points, but, let's be honest, so have the last 2 and a half years! Another year, or so (9 months for referral, 3-4 months for court and embassy visits), can't be that much harder, right? We'll see!