our dossier was received by holt this afternoon. but it seems that I messed up a little on our end of things. I didn't realize that starting in august the dossier requirements had changed. I did go back and read an old email from holt that told me this...but I guess I didn't understand what they were saying at the time. adoption speak is still a little confusing to me.
basically...our dossier won't be complete until we get approval of the application (I-600A) that we sent to the USCIS. I mailed this almost 2 weeks ago, and apparently approval can take a month or more. SO. it looks like we have some more waiting to do for this to get to us...and THEN our dossier will be complete. and we'll get an official waiting list number.
in the old way (the way I thought things were still happening) you didn't need this approval included in your dossier. I had everything checked off on the old list and was so proud of myself...not realizing it wasn't up to date. sheesh.
and while this is a little bit of a bummer...it's just a little bit more waiting.
live and learn.
on a positive note...at least everything else in our dossier was good to go and we don't need to do any revisions.
I just feel kind of dumb. and wish I had a little adoption helper fairy to guide me along the correct check-off paths.