Edited to add: As it turns out, our dossier was NOT delivered on Monday; however, it was signed for TODAY (Wednesday, 12/21/11) in DC. I misunderstood some earlier communication. Things took longer in Utah than I was expecting but, hopefully, it's smooth (and quick) sailing to its final destination. Fingers crossed.
- Our dossier was delivered to a courier in Washington, DC yesterday. This courier will hand-deliver it to the US Embassy and the Ethiopia Embassy for authentication before forwarding it on to Addis Ababa.
- Jeff and I received our biometrics (fingerprint) appointments from the Department of Homeland Security. Our appointments are for January 11, 2012 at 10:00 am. We hear that you don't actually have to wait for your appointment day/time (this varies, I think, depending on where you are but, locally, I've been told that you can just show up once you have your paperwork) so once Jordan's paperwork arrives (since he's 18, he has to participate in this as well), we may go ahead and make our way over and check this off of our list.