10.12.2005

Adoption timeline

I noticed that I have never posted a adoption timeline to give everyone an idea of what is involved to bring Lila home.

March 9, 2005 Mailed application to Holt International
March 21, 2005 Application approved (go ahead with homestudy)
March 31,2005 Dr. appointments for physicals (Brandon has to give blood. But, I don't tell him until the day of our appointment or he would of ran until he fell down) Big chicken!

April 14, 2005 First home study visit @ Children Home Society. All 3 of us. Social worker interviews Braydon.

April 18, 2005 My (Linda) home study interview @ Childrens Home Society.
April 27, 2005 Home visit with social worker and Brandon's interview
April 30,2005 Decide her name will be Lila (I was vacuuming and it just popped into my head. I do my best thinking while I clean)

May 31 2005 Home study approved

June 6, 2005 See Picture Ning Fu Wan( Lila) on Holt's website.
June 10, 2005 Holt sends info on Ning Fu Wan (Lila) WE WANT HER!
June 13, 2005 Find out another family is interested. Our case has to go to committee. Holt has to decide which family will be a better fit for her.
June 23, 2005 Our case goes to committee
3:20pm
SHE IS OUR GIRL!!!
June 27, Home study amended to accomidate our case.

July 8, 2005 Drive to Yakima to USCIS for fingerprinting & file I600A

(now wait for the last document for our dossier the I171H. This is approval from Homeland Security to bring a orphan into the USA)

August 5, 2005 Lila turns 2 (Happy Birthday baby girl!)
August 11, 2005 I 171H is here!! We are rolling now
August 15, 2005 dossier to WA state for cert.
August 24, 2005 dossier to S.F for authentication

September 2, 2005 dossier to China (wait for travel approval)