our timeline

a timeline to three four:  FIVE!
timeline for sweetie:

7/11/2016: requested file form agency (Madison)
7/13/2016: sent in initial paperwork and payment to agency ($2,000)
7/13/2016: sent in initial paperwork to home study agency and half payment: ($900)
7/18/2016: rbi background fingerprinting done
waiting for first home study meeting
waiting for client information packet form Madison
7/21/2016: received PA! wowza, that was fast!!!
7/29/2016: first home study visit

timeline for the Ls:
  • 12/28/2013-found our sweet girl on RR site, sent inquiry email regarding the agency with her file
  • 12/30/13-put in contact with MAA, who had her file
  • 1/21/2014--received paperwork and contracts from MAA
  • 1/22/2014-sent in signed contract and request for marriage length waiver from china
  • 2/4/2014--first home study meeting, in sw office
  • 3/4/2014-received PA from China to adopt "lucy-girl"
  • 4/30/2014--final home study visit, at our home
  • 6/26/2014-ran all over kingdom-come to notarize, certify, and authenticate our dossier docs
  • 06/27/2014--dossier received by MAA and sent to chinese consulate
  • 7/31/2014--USCIS biometric appt
  • 8/9/2014--USCIS approval received
  • 8/16/2014--USCIS approval, last dossier document, sent to MAA
  • 9/8/2014--DTC!!! 
  • 9/15/2014--LID!!!
  • 11/26/2014--LOA!
  • 11/27/2014--notified by our agency of the special bond lucy-girl has with one of her foster brothers
  • 12/1/2014--give our agency an official "yes!" we want to adopt luke too!
  • 12/1/2014-submitted i800 application (part of lucy-girls' immigration process)
  • 12/12/2014--home study amended for us to adopt luke
  • ??/??/??--"meeting our daughter!" and son!!!!! 

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