Our dossier was submitted on Thursday as we expected! If all goes as it should, we’ll have a travel date by the end of the month. We could be as close as 3 weeks from traveling to meet Vika, but it’s more likely that it will be mid-late October.

We’re starting to think about all of the little details of travel . . . flights, apartments (most families opt to stay in furnished apartments rather than hotels- they are less expensive and more comfortable for longer stays), childcare arrangements, gifts, currency, language issues, etc.