If you've seen my LJ blog you'll already know that we did, at last, adopt a baby. Charlie was born in Indiana to parents who are here temporarily from China, so this is a cross-cultural and sortof-international open newborn adoption! We're ecstatic and Charlie is the greatest baby ever. The whole saga is written up over on my livejournal, http://marydell.livejournal.com, tagged "adoption."
We still plan to go to China in a couple of years to adopt a baby girl--our LID is 12/11/06 and the CCAA marches on. We'll need to update our paperwork to re-do our expired immigration stuff under the new Hague regs, and to reflect the new shape of the family, but with luck it'll all work out.