I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:1-2

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Where am I? (a.k.a. adoption timeline)

Oct. 19, 2011   Found Baby Girl on Reece's Rainbow
Oct. 20, 2011   Wondering if this is not just for advocacy...maybe she is ours.  (See "Rosa")
Oct. 25, 2011   Turned in Application Part 1--approved the same day!!!
Nov. 18, 2011   Super T's adoption is finalized.
Nov. 21, 2011   Turned in Formal application and piles of supporting documents.
Dec. 6,  2011    Formal application approved!
Dec. 19, 2011   First home study visit (we had 3 more visits in late Dec. and early Jan.)
Dec. 29, 2011   Turned in Family Sponsorship Program forms to Reece's Rainbow.
Jan. 9, 2012      Home study rough draft turned in

After the home study is approved, I will send off for immigration approval, and after that my paperwork will go to Baby Girl's country to await official matching approval and finally the court order saying I can come get her.  I will likely put a version of this post on a permanent tab at the top of the page so I can keep it updated.

The beginning stages of this adoption process are moving much more quickly than they did with Super T's process.  His whole process took 18 months.  I know you aren't supposed to compare one process to another because they can all be so different, but I am really hoping that Baby Girl will be home before next Christmas (14 months from the start).  I don't know if that is realistic or not, but that is my hope.  I trust in God's perfect timing, but I am praying for quick approvals.


Stori said...

Praying with you! AND looking forward to the day that I can send you some cute baby girl clothes... I seriously have a minor (or maybe not so minor) addiction!

Sarah said...

Praying in agreement with you on the time table!

Vicky said...

I agree...quick approvals!

Justine said...

Thank you everyone!