TIMELINE

Applied for Pre-application- Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Were told we would be a good match and should apply- Tuesday, May 15th

Applied for the Ethiopia Program- Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Accepted- Friday, June 8, 2012

Completed and sent initial paperwork- Saturday, June 9, 2012

Contacted social worker- Monday, June 11, 2012

Initial Paperwork received and processed at America World- Monday, June 11, 2012

Received application from social worker- Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Delivered application and fee to social worker- Thursday, June 14, 2012

Social workers approved application and sent us the next part of paperwork- Thursday, June 14, 2012

Told Rachel's parents while celebrating Father's Day- Friday, June 15, 2012

Rachel completed Hague online training- Saturday, June 16, 2012

Told Jeffrey's parents while celebrating Father's Day- Sunday, June 17, 2012

Were connected with our family coordinator and received all the guidelines for our dossier- Monday, June 18, 2012

Jeffrey completed Hague Training- Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Social Worker contacted us to set up home study- Wednesday, July18, 2012

Rachel's Medical Exam- Monday, July 23, 2012

Fingerprinting for home study-Monday, July 23, 2012

1st meeting with social worker- Friday, July 27, 2012

Jeffrey's Medical Exam- Monday, July 30, 2012

Home Visit with Social Worker - Friday, August 3, 2012

CPR classes at Children's Hospital- Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review Home Study Draft- Thursday, August 30, 2012

Adoption Training Day 1- Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Adoption Training Day 2- Saturday, September 8, 2012

Home Study Approved by IL ICPC and sent to adoption agency -Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Home Study approved by International Adoption Agency- Thursday, October 18, 2012

I-600 Form received by USCIS- Monday, October 22, 2012

FBI Fingerprinting Appointment- Thursday, November 15, 2012  

Received our I-171H form- Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sent our Dossier to America World-Thursday, December 13, 2012

America World Received our Dossier- Monday, December 17, 2012

Dossier sent to Ethiopia- Friday, December 28, 2012

Dossier ARRIVED IN ETHIOPIA!-Thursday, January 2, 2013

Trivia Night Fundraiser put together by Aunt Leah- Saturday, March 9, 2013

One Year Since We Started the Adoption Process- Wednesday, May 22, 2013

31 Fundraiser held by Teresa- Thursday, June 13, 2013

Six Months DTE and 5 Year Wedding Anniversary- Friday, June 28, 2013

Completed grant application for ShowHope- Monday, July 8, 2013

Zumbathon Fundraiser held by Myra- Saturday, July 20, 2013

Finished Photo shoot Fundraiser- Saturday, November 2, 2013

Received Letter from Show Hope that we received a grant- Thursday, December 6, 2013

Renewing Fingerprints with USCIS- Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Trivia Night Fundraiser #2 held by Aunt Leah and Uncle Jon- Saturday, March 8, 2014

Updated Homestudy sent to AWAA- Saturday, September 13, 2014

2 years DTE- Sunday, December 28, 2014

Moved out of our first home- Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bought our new home in Missouri- Thursday, March 10, 2016

Met our new social worker, Nichole- Friday, April 8, 2016

Home Study Complete after battling the doctor for quite some time- Tuesday, June 30, 2016

Completed Adoption Training required for parents of toddlers and older- Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Renewed Fingerprints with USCIS- Friday, August 12, 2016

Submitted all our immigration papers and officially up to date!- Monday, August 22, 2016

REFERRAL DAY! MATCHED WITH ZANE!- Monday, August 22, 2016

Sent medical info and history to Cardinal Glennon- Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Signed all the papers to accept referral- Friday, August 26, 2016

Trivia Night Fundraiser #3- Saturday, November 12, 2016

Submitted to PAIR- Monday, January 30, 2017

I-604 Investigation Complete- Thursday, April 13, 2017

Received PAIR Letter- Monday, April 24, 2017

Received court date- Thursday, May 4, 2017

Departure for Ethiopia- Sunday, May 14, 2017

Arrived in Ethiopia- Tuesday, May 16, 2-17

Court Date- Thursday, May 18, 2017

Back in the USA without Zane- Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Zane moved to a new home- Monday, May 29, 2017

Zane's Medical Embassy Appointment- Thursday, June 1, 2017

Received Positive Vital Letter- Monday, June 5, 2017

Received Birth Certificate- Thursday, June 8, 2017

Received Second MOWA Letter for Immigration- Friday, June 9, 2017

Applied for Passport- Monday, June 12, 2017 (Heard early USA time that we should leave)

Departed USA for Ethiopia- Monday, June 12, 2017

Arrived in Ethiopia- Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Took Custody of Zane- Wednesday, June 14, 2017

US Embassy Appointment- Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Received Passport with US Visa- Thursday, June 15, 2017

Departed Ethiopia- Friday, June 16, 2017

Arrived Home- Sunday, June 18, 2017 (Father's Day)


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