Okay, I think we're making progress with the 2nd adoption agency. It's kind of hard to tell, because I've thought we were making progress before, only to find out that there were lots of things missing or we had to do things we'd done before with the other agency, but they needed their own copies, etc. So, here's the deal ...
(1) Our homestudy draft has been written by our local adoption specialist, approved by the 2nd agency, and now needs to be signed by our local specialist's supervisor, which she anticipates happening on Tuesday, then she can send it to the new agency.
(2) We got in all of our reference letters (thank you, all!) and mailed them out to the new agency.
(3) We did our captions & text for our profile & mailed off a CD yesterday to the agency with this info.
(4) We filled out what we HOPE is the last of the forms that are needed & we are mailing those today.
In THEORY, all that remains is for the new agency to put together a profile for our approval & for them to review our homestudy. Depending on how quickly they work, we could be "active" in a week ... or a month. We'll just have to wait and see!