11/8/09 - Apply with Christian World Adoption
11/10/09 - Application accepted
11/12/09 - Completed Initial Application Package
11/16/09 - Assigned a CWA Case Manager
11/16/09 - Found Home Study Provider and begin process
11/16/09 - Begin Dossier Process
11/26/09 - Apply to US Citizenship and Immigration Services
12/10/09 - USCIS Application and check returned; needed to send to TX office (Uggh!)
12/11/09 - USCIS Application and check resubmitted
12/14/09 - USCIS confirmation of application acceptance
12/17/09 - First Home Study Interview and Appointment.
12/22/09 - Completed all paperwork required for Dossier (minus home study requirements); met with Notary for all notarizations
12/31/09 - Separate Interviews for Home Study
12/31/09 - USCIS Fingerprint appointment letter received!
1/13/10 - Final Home Study Complete
1/14/10 - Received Home Study and remainder of information for Dossier
1/15/10 - Sent Draft Dossier to CWA for review and approval
1/18/10 - Draft Dossier Approved by CWA
1/20/10 - PA State Department Authentication
1/20/10 - Final Dossier Document received from CWA
1/21/10 - Hand carry to US Department of State and the Ethiopian Embassy for Authentication in Washington DC
1/21/10 - Overnight completed package to CWA
1/22/10 - Dossier received by CWA
1/22/10 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia - Official DTE Date
1/25/10 - USCIS Fingerprint Appointments
1/25/10 - Home Study sent to USCIS for completion of application.
2/9/10 - Completed Intercountry Adoption Training (8 hours)This completes our training requirements!
2/26/10 - USCIS Form I-171H Received!
3/10/10 - Ethiopia Government announces parents must make 2 trips to Ethiopia; one to appear and court; and one for Embassy Appointment
3/25/10 - Adoption Tax Credit Extended until 2011
5/21/10 - First round of travel immunizations.. Ouch!
5/22/10 - Yard Sale Fundraiser! ! $1500 Earned
7/2/10 - Suspect we might be pregnant!
7/23/10 - Pregnancy confirmed- Bio Baby due in early February 2011
7/27/10 - Adoption HOLD until August 2011 when Baby F is 6 months old.
10/25/10 - Contacted Social Worker for a Home Study Update
11/9/10 - One Year IN PROCESS. . .
2/10/11 - Faithlynn Grace born!
3/1/11 - Begin to redo our Dossier
3/15/11 - Current Social Worker unable to do Home Study Update
3/25/11 - Selected new Home Study Agency
4/12/11 - Home Study Update Appointment
5/6/11 - Re-Fingerprinted
5/17/11 - Home Study Update Complete
5/23/11 - Sent USCIS Extension Request for I-600A
6/10/11 - Received USCIS I-700H Approval!
6/22/11 - State Authentication
6/23/11 - Dept of State Authentication
6/24/11 - Ethiopian Embassy Authentication
6/25/11 - Sent Pkg back to CWA
7/7/11 - Documents arrived in Ethiopia
8/3/11 - Put back on the official Wait List
9/9/11 - REFERRAL!!!!
11/3/11 - 2nd Medicals Approved
11/15/11 - Submitted to Court
12/1/11 - Travel Date given!!
12/26/11 - Leave for Ethiopia - First Trip
1/2/12 - Court Date -- We passed!!
1/23/12 - Court Decree Received
2/3/12 - Birth Certificate Received
2/21/12 - Embassy Submission
3/22/12 - Cleared for Travel (by Embassy)
3/26/12 - Leave for Ethiopia - Second Trip
3/29/12 - Embassy Appointment
3/31/12 - Forever Home