5 weeks and 1 day after our dossier reached N’s country we received our referral!
The referral came in the form of an email, and it formerly asked us if we want to adopt N and gave us a little information on his background.
We have two weeks to reply with a yes or no, or we could request an extension in order to have a doctor review any medical info that the file might have contained. But, there was no medical info, other than to say he tested negative for this, that, and the other.
WE ARE SO EXCITED!! this is a BIG milestone that seemed so far away when we started the adoption process.
This means that we must quickly come up with about $9000 or $10000 to cover the costs of Trip 1 to a very special country in Eastern Europe.