Adoption Timeline

June, 2010 – made the decision to pursue adoption

August 25, 2010 – decided on AWAA agency and China Child Waiting Program

August 30, 2010 – application submitted to AWAA

September 9, 2010 – application approved!!!

September 13, 2010 – aggreement with AWAA sent and first payment made.

October 14, 2010 – Meeting with Homestudy coodinator – homestudy offically underway.

December 20, 2010 – WC Application officially approved!

February 25, 2011 – Home Study Aproved by home office!

March 1, 2011 – Finalized home study received

March 2, 2011 – USCIS I-800A mailed in

April 7, 2011 – Homeland Security appointment to have biometrics done

May 21,2011 – received USCIS clearance

May 31, 2011 – received final authentications

June 1, 2011 – Dossier mailed to AWAA

June 7, 2011 – DTC

June 9, 2011 – LID

July 13, 2011 – Date of Referral for “Allison”

July 15, 2011 – LOI (Letter of Intent)

July 26, 2011 – PA arrives (pre-approval)

Sept. 29, 2011 – RA is on its way to us

Sept. 29, 2011 – I800 mailed

Oct. 18, 2010 – care package sent

Oct. 20, 2011 – received I800 approval

Oct. 27, 2011 – received our NVC letter

Oct. 28, 2011 – NVC letter dropped off in GUZ

Nov. 15, 2011 – Article 5 picked up

Nov. 30, 2011 – Travel Approval

Dec. 1, 2011 – got our travel dates, Consulate Appt, bought plane tickets.

Dec. 2, 2011 – received our visas in the mail

Dec. 13, 2011 – Leave for China

Dec. 14, 2011 – Arrive in Beijing

Dec. 19, 2011 – GOTCHA DAY!!

Dec. 20, 2011 – Rae is officially a Dear!

Dec. 28, 2011 – Consulate Appointment

Dec. 30, 2011 – HOME!!