I woke up to great news today -- we received Article 5! (One of the bonuses of the time difference is that news from India seems to appear magically during the overnight hours.)
For those of you just starting the adoption process, Article 5 is a requirement for all Hague Convention countries. It is the embassy's official declaration that your family is approved for adoption, that your child has been approved to live in the USA, and that your case can now proceed to the court system.
We don't know what to expect from the courts in our part of India -- each region (and each individual judge) seems to have its own unique pace. But boy, are we happy that we're headed there!