Adoption Timeline

September 29th, 2010 - Conference Call with Gladney

Oct. 6th, 2010- Decided to adopt. Mailed in application fee

Oct. 12th, 2010- Decided on a girl

Oct. 14th, 2010- Met with Lee and Lindsey Andrews…eye opening. Talked about adopting siblings!
Oct. 20th , 2010- Sent in application and Gladney paperwork
November 22nd, 2010- Homestudy
Dec. 20th-Jan. 3rd, 2011-Adoption Paused.
Jan. 4th, 2011…moving forward
Jan. 25thofficially Gladney approved, overnighted i-600a
Feb. 12th- CIS fingerprint appointment set for March 4th!
Feb. 15th- Service Plan conf call with Kristin. 0-8month girl or twins
March 4th- CIS fingerprinting done at Dept. of Homeland Sec in OKC
March 18th- All Hague and Gladney training completed
April 9th- CIS approval
April 18th – Dossier sent to DC, we’re on the WAIT LIST!!!!!
April 28th – Dossier arrives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

May 26th – Start thinking about changing programs after listing to the Ethiopia monthly conf call.
Talk to Brian and Lindsay Morris about the DRC.

May 27th-30th – Talk and pray about what we should do

May 31st- Decide to go with One World Adoption Services in GA and their DRC program. Completed their application and submitted it.

June 1st – Received the “approval” email from OWA and completed the program agreement and sent in our fees.  

June 7th – Overnighted the new I-600a to USCIS, with updated homestudy
June 13th – WAIT LISTed, #18
June 15th – Overnighted DRC Dossier to One World
June 18th - Received updated I-600a (171H) for Congo! Got it notarized and sent to One World
August 1st – We found out our “sibling list”# is #7! So we are #7 on sib list and #14 on infant.
August 12th – moved to #12 on infant list
August 16th- moved up to #7 on the waitlist, after agency restructure!!! YIPPEE

September 21st – moved to #6!
October 4th – Moved to #5!!!!!
November, 2011- Decided, after a lot of thought and prayer to change to the domestic program with OWAS.
November/December 2011 - Asked God BOLDLY to match us with our child before Christmas.
December 23rd, 2011- God answered our BOLD prayer and we were matched with a birthmom. Our child was due Jan. 30th, 2012.
Jan. 16th, 2012- SURPRISE.... our baby girl was born! Left in a HURRY to go get her and bring her HOME!
Jan. 24th, 2012- Get to come home with our baby girl. We named her "Lyla".