Adoption Timeline

September 24, 2015: Malachi is Home!
September 22, 2015: Embassy Interview
September 19, 2015: Depart for Ethiopia
September 16, 2015: Submitted and Cleared Embassy
August 12, 2015: Medical Review Begins
July 25, 2015: Return home without Malachi
July 23, 2015: Ethiopian Court. Malachi is ours.
July 21, 2015: Meet Malachi
July 19, 2015: Depart for Ethiopia
July 13, 2015: Court Date Issued
July 8, 2015: MOWA Letter Received
April 7, 2015: Preliminary Court Hearing
February 15, 2015: Malachi’s Room is Ready
February 2, 2015: PAIR Letter Received
January 27, 2015: Orphan Investigation Complete
November 24, 2014: Referral Accepted!!!
November 10, 2014: Orphanages in crisis due to slowdown; adoption fees increase significantly
October 18, 2014: Process slowdown called “the new normal”
September 1, 2014: Emailed agency to inquire about a 4 year old boy with spina bifida on the waiting child list.
June 1, 2014: 12% of our way through the waiting list line
March 5, 2014: Notified of Ethiopia governmental delays (probably looking at 3 more years of waiting)
December 2, 2013: #163 on referral waiting list
November 29, 2013: Dossier arrived in Ethiopia
November 11, 2013: Dossier arrived in Washington D.C.
November 7, 2013: Dossier arrived back at West Sands’ office in Utah
November 1, 2013: Dossier arrived at Utah Governor’s Office
October 30, 2013: Dossier arrived at West Sands’ office in Utah
October 29, 2013: Dossier arrived at Lifeline’s office in Kentucky
October 27, 2013: Received immigration approval letter from USCIS
October 21, 2013: Biometrics appointment at USCIS
October 8, 2013: Went to USCIS office for attempt at early biometrics appointment; turned down; must return on October 21
September 19, 2013: Received confirmation that I-600A application is being processed
September 12, 2013: Mailed I-600A application to USCIS
September 6, 2013: Home study written, approved and notarized
August 30, 2013: Completed final home study interview
August 26, 2013: All homestudy paperwork and eduction now complete; final interview scheduled
August 18, 2013: Completed required online readings
August 15, 2013: Medical exams
August 14, 2013: Fingerprinting for national background check
August 13, 2013: Completed required Hague adoption training
August 5, 2013: Individual home study interviews
June – July 2013: Completing required education and authoring our autobiographies
June 20, 2013: First home study interview
June 5, 2013: First grant received!
May 16, 2013: Completed required online marriage assessment
May 10, 2013: Orientation conference call
May 8, 2013: Signed and mailed agency contract and first payment
May 1, 2013: Received phone call from Sarah, our agency program specialist
April 23, 2013: Sent adoption application to Lifeline Children’s Services
January – April 2013: Adoption agency research

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One thought on “Adoption Timeline

  1. looked at your video of your adoption. it was very interesting loved all the pictures and the land and make believe houses. maliki will love his new home when he gets use to it, kent says the boys are getting to each other,

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