Thank you for your thoughts and prayers about our fingerprints. We ended up using a channeler.
It turns out the FBI allows some private companies to send fingerprints directly to them for background checks. They really call them channelers.
In the old days (before September 2013) the Nebraska State Patrol would run background checks at the state level, and then run background checks against the national FBI database, this process would take about 8 weeks.
I was the guinea pig for our agency using a private channeler and the process took a total of 1 day.
In our last home study this was one of the most time consuming parts, this time it was one of the quickest.