R. got his employment letter (properly signed and notarized!), and this afternoon we took it to FedEx and sent it on its way to be apostilled. That turned out to be an easy paperwork issue to resolve.
Tomorrow, we're driving 3 hours to our agency to submit our dossier in person! We'll have time to talk to them, and hopefully get a better idea of region and timing for our 1st trip. We're nervous and excited! I can't believe we're finally ready to turn the dossier in!