Just had to add a bit....
I've learned a lot so far here. I've gone from believing the "5 to 7 months" story first given to me, to being somewhat educated in the process now. I know it's likely to take a year or so, and if I'm really lucky, Yifang will be here before the end of this year. I've made a lot of initial mistakes that I can't fix now, such as not including all my pics, emails, tickets, and other bona fiide info in the initial packet....but at least I know what they are, and I can get all of that info together when and if it's asked for.
I know that the process is a slow crawl across the finish line, and anyone that goes through it has to be absolutely crazy for their spouse.....or they wouldn't do it.
I know some of the pitfalls to look out for, and some of the things to make sure to do.
And I know that without a place like this, learning all this stuff would be incredibly difficult, if not impossible.
So a big thank you to the folks that created this refuge for the patience-challenged, information-starved guys like me who had the incredible fortune to fall in love with a Chinese woman, and the who are adamant to endure the subsequent journey through Uncle-Sam beaurocracy land to get her here.
Good things are being done here. Thank you!