Adotion Timeline

December 3, 2011    announce to family
December 17, 2011  narrow to China, Russia, Lesotho, Uganda, etc
December 31, 2011  discover and choose to go with the Democratic Republic of Congo
January 1, 2012        started application paperwork for an agency
January 2, 2012        decided not to go with that agency
January 9, 2012        decide on agency
January 10, 2012      fill out application for home study agency
January 16, 2012      start home study
January 20, 2012      get a referral and accept (yay! what a miracle!)
March 1, 2012          send money to lawyer
March 8, 2012          receive fingerprint notice
April 4, 2012            receive news that we Chance and Benjamin (our referrals) are not adoptable
April 5, 2012            news confirmed
May  8, 2012           get referral for 4 day old girl and 3 1/2 year old boy and accept
September 9 2012   Ray meets Kaden and Bethany for the first time
September 10, 2012 Embassy Appointment
September 21, 2012 leave to bring Bethany and Kaden home
October 4, 2012        HOME

2 comments:

Michlyn said...
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Michlyn said...

Your family got a referral FAST! It took us 6 months to get a referral! (And that was quick too) Originally it's supposed to take anywhere from 3 months - 2 years.

Congrats!
~Michlyn