Last Thursday the mail lady brought a longed-for letter!! It was the provisional approval given by the US ICS office that we were waiting for!! This document gives us the go-ahead to adopt not just "a" child, but actually in writing, the very boy waiting on us on the other side of the world!! When we worked on this phase the first time (before our trip to Bulgaria) we were approved for "a" child. When we came home, we brought documents that proved that Teodor was actually eligible for international adoption, and we could apply for approval to adopt HIM specifically. Now this approval will be processed and eventually sent on to the embassy in Sofia for Toni to follow up with it there.
One more step checked off! :)