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.