Wow, what a difference a different agency makes! Dan and I sent in an application to Lutheran Social Services adoption program on Monday, and yesterday, Thursday, I received approval on our application and they sent us our next and final application! Wow! We are shocked at the difference! We still haven't even heard anything from Bethany and it has been over 7 weeks! Needless to say, we're planning on not continuing with Bethany. LSS will probably cost more, but we feel it is worth it to have things go quickly and smoothly. So I'm over half way through the application papers so far, and I think we can probably get it sent out next week. They said that they usually take a month to process with background checks. We're scheduled for an all day training class in June. After approval on our application and completion of the class, we will start the home study!!! It feels so great to finally be getting somewhere!