Adoption Timeline

8/29/13    filled out adoption application with Holt International

9/19/13    Holston will be our Homestudy agency

9/26/13    Phone call with Holt

9/27/13    Contract mailed to Holt and Holston

11/6/13    First meeting at Holston

11/15/13   Announcement letters mailed

1/1/14       HOME STUDY Begins!

5/27/14    Home Study Visitation

8/14/14    Home study approved, yay!

———————————————– “technically” the wait begins now

8/27/14    i800A Application Mailed

9/3/14      Text from USCIS: 1800A was received and is processing

9/26/14    Fingerprints in Nashville

10/8/14    Email: all paperwork has been authenticated by U.S. Embassy

10/24/14   i800A Approval

11/14/14    DTC!

11/16/14    LID

1/29/15     REFERRAL DAY: It’s a girl!!!!!!!! 🙂

4/27/15     LOI (this took some time because our agency took a while to officially get her file and we could not upload LOI until then)

5/4/15     LOA —- SHE’S OURS!!!

5/8/15     Mailed i800

5/11/15    i800 receipt date

5/21/15    i800 APPROVED!

5/29/15   GUZ#

5/31/15   DS-260 filed

6/1/15     PDF letter from NVC

6/1/15     ART 5 Drop off

6/16/15   ART 5 Pickup

6/24/15   TA!!!!!!!

7/1/15      LEAVE FOR CHINA

7/6/15     FAMILY DAY —— OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!

7/14/15 CA APPOINTMENT

7/19/15 HOME SWEET HOME!!!

TOTAL WAIT: 11 MONTHS FROM 1-800A APPROVAL
TEARS SHED: THOUSANDS
PRAYERS ANSWERED: EVERY SINGLE ONE
TOTAL COST: PRICELESS!!!

 

 

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