Baby Girl's Adoption
Baby Girl's 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
Jan. 21, 2012 International Adoption Seminar (check out some lessons I learned)
Jan. 31, 2012 Home study final draft completed and notarized
Mar. 6, 2012 Finally received a copy of my DHS home study to complete my dossier.
Mar. 7, 2012 FedExed I-800A and my agency mailed my dossier to Baby Girl's country.
Apr. 3, 2012 Received questions from Baby Girl's agency in her country
Apr. 5, 2012 Fingerprinted for immigration pre-approval (I800A)
Apr. 10, 2012 I800A approval and Baby Girl turns 2 (a very significant date in our lives.)
Apr. 11, 2012 My agency emailed answers to Baby Girl's agency's questions from April 3.
Apr. 16, 2012 Dossier arrived at adoption unit in Baby Girl's country. I signed referral papers.
Apr. 23, 2012 Referral papers re-sent due to a small mistake. Should arrive by 4/26.
May 31, 2012 Received a single question from Baby Girl's country. Answered by the next day.
June 15, 2012 Received a list of questions from Baby Girl's country. Answered by the next day.
July 26, 2012 Received Matching Approval! Three months and ten days--super fast!!!
Aug. 8, 2012 Signed official acceptance papers and a pile of other paperwork for my agency.
Aug. 18, 2012 Mailed I800
Aug. 22, 2012 Received a new child study, pictures, and VIDEO of Baby Girl! Fell in love!
Sept. 4, 2012 I800 provisional approval. (Got it in the mail on 9/10, but 9/4 was when it was approved)
Oct. 3, 2012 Article 5 issued.
Nov. 27, 2012 High Court Order received!!!
Nov. 29, 2012 Received travel dates.
Dec.6, 2012 Leaving on a jet plane! Posts about the trip are labeled "adoption trip.".
Dec. 12, 2012 Gotcha Day!
Dec. 14, 2012 HOME!
I AM SO THANKFUL BABY GIRL IS HOME!!!!
Here is the money post. And a bit about how some of it came in here, here, and here.
Back in January, I wrote some confessions of a paper pregnant mom.
Many thanks to those of you who helped out, both financially and in other ways! I really can't thank you enough!