Adoption Timeline

Oct 28, 2013 – Sent exploratory email to Reece’s Rainbow, asking about different country programs

Jan 13, 2013 – First contact with adoption agency working with RR in chosen country

March 6, 2014 – Sent initial paperwork (basic adoption application) to placing agency

March 12, 2014 – Application accepted by agency, Homestudy Agency search

March 14, 2014 – Chose Home Study Agency

March 29, 2014 – Home Study home visit

June 5, 2014 – Home Study complete!!

June 11, 2014 – I800a mailed off to USCIS (expected delivery 16 June)

June 30, 2014 – Received appointment for biometrics (fingerprints) from USCIS

July 7, 2014 – Mailed dossier documents (all apostilled!!) to Placing Agency

July 10, 2014 – Biometrics appointment

July 10, 2014 – Dossier mailed to country for translation

July 31, 2014 – Received “Request for Evidence” from USCIS in order to complete processing of I-800A

August 29, 2014 – Mailed “Evidence” overnight to USCIS (won’t be opened until Sept 2)

September 5, 2014 – I-800A Approval granted (I-797)

October 10-14ish, 2014 — Dossier submitted to Central Authority

October 21, 2014 — MATCHED!! (Boo is our babe!)

November 12, 2014 — Accepted official referral

November 19, 2014 — Sent I-800 overnight to USCIS

December 15, 2014 — Received I-800 approval

January 7, 2015 — Received court date (March 5)

February 26, 2015 — Arrived in country

March 5, 2015 — COURT

March 10, 2015 — Gotcha Day

March 18, 2015 — HOME

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