TGBTC: Can I ask what you are adopting?
Me: A child.
TGBTC: Oh, my goodness. Can I hug you?
*While our home study (a required component of the I-600A) is yet to be completed, it is scheduled for the 28th. So, at the advice of some new but dear friends, I went ahead and sent it in sans home study. Fingers crossed that I remembered to include everything else. ** Redacting is fun. You should try it.