I have been reluctant to post this more good news, because I didn't want to jinx it. But I think it's pretty sure now, so I'm happy to announce that Lutheran Social Services has decided that we will most likely now travel with their first group, rather than their second group. YEA!!!!
Mostly this is because, since it took so long for their license to become official, we caught up to the other three families in the first group. As of last week, our paperwork had returned from the embassy in Washington D.C. Now a few extra documents will be rushed through the embassy, then our dossier should go to Vietnam soon, most likely next week.
I had hoped that our DTV would be sometime in November, and it looks like we might make that. There is some hope, perhaps overly optimistic, that we might have our referral by the end of next month (the best Christmas gift!) and would try to travel before the Tet holiday, which is in early February, but again that is just an estimate, and like I said, a very optimistic one. But even February or early March would be good. :)
Can't wait to meet you!