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Adoption Time Line
Sept 1, 2009 - sent application to agency
Sept 3, 2009 - agency called, we are accepted into Ethiopian program
Sept 8, 2009 - first homestudy meeting with local agency and got finger printed (for FBI)
Sept 10, 2009 - mailed I-600A to USCIS
Sept 18, 2009 - mailed signed contract to Int. agency with first big check
Sept 21/22, 2009 - physicals for the whole family and TB testing - apt. set for finger printing for immigration
Sept 24, 2009 - 2nd homestudy meeting - dossier arrive and now we can start working on it
Sept 28/29, 2009 - completed 2 out of 5 education classes at local agency (there are 3 different education courses we take) ordering passport for Cris and had dossier phone conference
Sept 30, 2009 - all of our medicals are done and notarized
Oct 7, 2009 - last homestudy meeting (at our home)
Oct 15, 2009 - USCIS finger printing
Oct 16, 2009 - passport for Cris arrived
Oct 26, 2009 - mailed in Eyes Wide Open book to agency - 4th class at local agency - ready to send in homestudy report for review
Nov 3, 2009 - homestudy done and mailed to agency and USCIS
Nov 11, 2009 - mailed dossier to agency
Nov 16, 2009 - officially on the waiting list. Girl - 45, Boy - 29, sibling - 16
Dec 1, 2009 - REFERRAL - yippee
Jan 5, 2010 - court date scheduled for Jan 15
Typical International Adoption Order and Process
-Decide to adopt -Choose an agency -Acceptance by agency -Paperchase Begins -Homestudy -Working on Dossier -Submitting Dossier to foreign country -waiting for referral -Receive Referral -Accept Referral -Wait for court date -Court date -Jan 15 -Waiting to Travel -Traveling -Gotcha Day (meet the child) -Post-Placement
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Me and my sweet girls
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I am a child of God. A wife to my best friend. A homeschool mom to my children. And more than anything, I desire to be more Christlike in all I do, glorifying Him with all my actions, attitudes, thoughts and motives.
PETERS PEAPOD is our family blog.
ADOPTING SWEET PEA is our adoption journey.
MESSY MOOSE is a blog for my daughters writings.
WORTHY OF THE CALLING is a blog I sometimes use for Bible study.
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