I just received an email from our social worker saying she finally received the Illinois DCFS Approval Letter for our home study. IL likes us and you have no idea how happy that makes me. The approval took a month...which is a month too long :) Not many states need to get home studies approved in the same way as IL which makes me a little more impatient about that stage in the process! It's being approved again by our placing agency and then we will get the final copy to send to the US government with our I600a form. We're happy to be making progress. Hopefully we will be on to the next step by next week.