Our Adoption Timeline

  • 10&11.2010- Discussed, prayed, and decided to adopt!!
  • 12.12.10- Decided on the country of Russia
  • 12.26.10- Shared the news with Melissa's parents
  • 12.27.10- Recieved book from Rhonda in mail (Bible Promises for You) and the first page I opened it up to was on Patience....Such a great sign!
  • 12.31.10- Shared the news with Caleb's familiy on his 31st Birthday
  • 01.03.11- Looking into more agency to compare....
  • 03.25.11- Requested info from yet another prospective agency....
  • 07.18.11- Sent off application to AAC!!!
  • 07.25.11- Call from agency stating application accepted! Contract arrived in mail same day.
  • 07.29.11- Contacted and recieved homestudy forms/info
  • 08.22.11- Sent signed contract to agency
  • 08-09.11- Paperwork...Paperwork...
  • 09.24.11- Sent off FBI background check fingerprints
  • 10.21.11- Homestudy visit
  • 10.28.11- Finished our 10 hours of Adoption Education
  • 11.01.11- Recieved Russian Registry paperwork
  • 11.13.11- Signed and sent off Russian Registry paperwork
  • 11.21.11- Recieved Homestudy Draft
  • 12.02.11- Recieved Caleb's FBI results
  • 12.05.11- Recieved Melissa's FBI results
  • 12.09.11- Recieved Finalized Homestudy
  • 12.12.11- Sent off I-600
  • 01.04.12- Sent last document of our initial dossier to our agency! (the goofed FBI results)
  • 01.09.12- USCIS Biometrics Appointment
  • 01.27.12- USCIS approval
  • 02.20.12- REFERRAL Call!!!
  • 02.23.12- Offical acceptance of Referral after speaking with IA Doc
  • 03.17.12- 1st Trip to Moscow, Russia
  • 03.22.12- Met James for the first time!
  • 06.08.12- Recieved Court date and travel dates for Trip2!
  • 06.15.12- Recieved Trip 3 travel dates :)
  • 06.16.12- James turns 1 year old!
  • 07.14.12-07.18.12- Trip 2: Courtdate July 17th!
  • 08.25.12-09.01.12- Trip 3 Final trip! (GOTChA Day August 27, 2012)
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