We received an email today that the state of IL has approved our home study! This time it only took a couple weeks, including the holidays! We will be out of town this week, and our copy of the home study will arrive in the mail while we are gone. But when we return, we will send our paperwork on to USCIS in TX (immigration). That may take a couple months, and after that our dossier (all of our recent paperwork plus some more we have already collected) goes to DC for about a week and then off to Ethiopia! We are on our way and so excited!! Also excited to see how God is going to provide the funds for all this…… 🙂 He has a plan!