Praise and FIREWORKS

Becoming a Family of 6, I mean, 7 through Adoption (and praising as we go)

Adoption Timeline(S!) April 21, 2013

2013 Adoption of MaeMae

THE TALK!–February 2012

Angela did research.–February-September 2012

Mailed Application–September 21, 2012

Application Approved–September 26, 2012

1st home study visit–October 16, 2012

2nd and 3rd home study visits–October 26, 2012 (separate interviews)

Parent Training finished–November 30, 2012

4th (and final) home study visit–December 3, 2012

Home Study Approved!–January 15, 2013

Mailed I-800a– January 22, 2013

Received fingerprint appointment–February 9, 2013

Walked-in early for fingerprints–February 19, 2013

1-800a approval–February 20, 2013 (in mail 2/23/13)

Dossier to Agency–March 5, 2013

MATCH DAY!!!–March 14, 2013

Letter of Intent–March 21, 2013 (submitted to agency 3/18/13)

Dossier to Ch*na–March 22, 2013

Pre-Approval–March 25, 2013

Log-In Date–March 29, 2013

Out of Translation–April 11, 2013

Letter of Acceptance–May 13, 2013

 

Travel Approval–

Gotcha Day–July 29, 2013

Praise and Fireworks Family Day–August 10, 2013

 

2016 Adoption of Little One

9/11/15     (Fri.)              Received file from WACAP

9/14/15     (Mon.)          Consult with Dr. Jenista

10/5/15     (Mon.)          Consult with Univ. of Chicago Adoption Clinic

10/26/15  (Mon.)          WACAP agreed to transfer file

10/30/15  (Fri.)              CCAI received file!

11/2/15     (Mon.)          LOI to CCAI

11/10/15  (Tue.)           LOI submitted to China

11/13/15  (Fri.)              PRE-APPROVAL!

11/16/15  (Mon.)          1st Home Study Visit

 

1/7/16 (Thurs.)             Home Study APPROVAL

1/11/16 (Mon.)              Picked Up Home Study and sealed documents at SoS

 

1/12/16 (Tues.)            i800a Receipt Date

1/15/16 (Fri.)                  lockbox text

1/21/16 (Thurs.)           797 notice

1/28/16 (Fri.)                  fingerprint apt letter (received 2 more on the 29th???)

2/3/16 (Wed.)                Fingerprints! (walked in early b/c of work conflict)

2/4/16 (Thurs.)             Approved! I800a (E-mailed FedEx label on Thursday)

2/5/16 (Fri.)                     Received i800a Notice via FedEx, notarized AND certified and ready for consulate

2/16/16(Tues.)             All sealed documents back from courier

2/17/16 (Wed.)              Dossier to Agency

2/26/16 (Fri.)                  Dossier to China!

3/3/16 (Thurs.)             Log-in Date

 

Encouraging Words

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