"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Our timeline on this adoption so far ......God has really opened the doors!

Thought we would share with you what our timeline has looked like so far-it has been crazy fast and went so smoothly!

TIME LINE ON OUR 2ND ADOPTION -BROTHER & SISTER FROM ETHIOPIA


2012
January
9th -First saw kids on website –after Pre-Application
10th-received full assessments of kids
16th, Adam spoke with Bethany
19th- First e-mail contact with our awesome caseworker Carrie Cocharn!
20th-Wonderful first conversation with Carrie our caseworker over the phone
23rd-we officially apply with Bethany Christians Services Adoption Agency
25th- Local Fingerprints Done at Silverton PD
29th- Our FIRST homestudy

February
7th-thanks for Carrie’s letter requesting expedited fingerprints, we got them back today!
11th- 2nd Homestudy
13th-our formal application and all the references /paperwork is officially accepted with Bethany. I sent a letter asking that they would reconsider their policy and “hold” the children for us-they said no L
16th- Bethany gives us some things to consider and make sure of before we adopt older kids, out of birth order and with some trauma in their past with losing their parents. We get lots of advice from others and research more and choose to move forward.
22rd- Another homestudy visit meeting
23th-LAST Homestuday visitFeb 27th – Homestudy is DONE and Approved!
29th-We get a new update with a ton of new pictures of the kids

MARCH
5th- Our I-600a Application get’s mailed
14th-Get an email that USCIS has received our application
15th-I send off several specific questions about the kids to the Ethiopian team to see if we can get more information
19th-Bethany get’s our Dossier to review for errors and we get the awesome update on the kids with our questions answered
23rd-we get a surprise phone call from Catherine at Michigan Bethany saying that they have had a meeting and have decided to “hold” the kids for OUR family!! They are taking them off the waiting children’s list and we will get our official referral as soon as we have our USCIS ingerprint clearance. We also receive our USCIS fingerprint apt. today set for April 9th
26th-Drive up to Portlad to see if immigration will fingerprint us early. THEY DO IT! :-) Now we wait for the USCIS clearance so that we can get our final referral.

APRIL
1st-April Fool's Day-we announce our adoption on Facebook and launch $10 for 10 campaign. In the first 24 hours, we bring in over $2,000!
9th-USCIS fingerprinting appointment-original date, but they have already been done!

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! God is soooo GOOOD!!!!!!!

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