The process has been, shall I say, pretty anticlimactic but, nonetheless, it is noteworthy.....
Today, we mailed out to the USCIS office, the paperwork needed to amend our original request to adopt a 3-5 year old girl. We have asked that the age of the child we are considered for be expanded to a child from the age of 2 to the age of 6. The process required our home study agency to issue an amendment to the original home study. We submitted this new amendment, along with a copy of our original home study, a copy of our original document of approval from USCIS (i171h) and a letter with specifics regarding the changes that we wish to make to USCIS and, we've been told, should receive a response rather quickly.
Once the approval is granted/received, our agency will "officially" change our parameters on the wait list. It will not change our current spot (#9) either upward or downward, just opens us up to a slightly wider "variety" of children with which we can be matched.
I must admit it was a bit of a good feeling to, once again, feel as if I were doing something in regards to our adoption. Not that anything I/we did changes His timing; it absolutely doesn't. I pray the next thing that we do is accept a referral. ; )