Well, it's about a month later, and we're still working on our dossier. We've been fingerprinted both locally (for FBI clearances) as well as in Philly (for BCIS clearances). We've had several dozen documents completed and notarized, and are waiting on a few last things before we send all our papers to the state for the all-important apostilles. Once those are recieved, we can assemble the dossier and send it out to our agency.
I was able to arrange through Pastor Alexey's contacts back home in Kazakhstan (Alexey is now in the US for about two years) for Borya to receive English lessons once a week through someone at the church! Hopefully if I can refresh my Russian and he can learn a little English, we'll have a little bit easier time communicating in the beginning.