Adoption Timeline

We are in the process of welcoming a child into our family through adoption. Follow along on the journey by keeping up-to-date through the timeline below. Look for specifics in our blog posts.

June 14, 2015 – Email Children’s House International to get started

June 15, 2015 – Have an intake call with Nina from CHI

June 15, 2015 – Complete the CHI application

June 16, 2015 – Receive the “Welcome Book” (detailing necessary steps to complete the Home Study and Dossier)

June 17, 2015 – Try to wrap our heads around what this all means.

June 18, 2015 – Begin compiling necessary documents for HS and Dossier

July 31, 2015 – First Home Study Meeting

August 24, 2015 – Jessica’s Individual Home Study Interview

August 27, 2015 – Andy’s Individual Home Study Interview

September 3, 2015 – Home Study Home Visit

September 11, 2015 – Final Home Study Meeting

September 14, 2015 – Home Study Complete

September 15, 2015 – Sent I-800a application to USCIS

October 2, 2015 – Receive I-800a fingerprinting appointment letter

October 6, 2015 – Drop in to the USCIS office for early fingerprinting appointments

October 13, 2015 – USCIS approved us as adoptive parents & mailed I-797 to us

October 19, 2015 – I-797 approval arrives in our mail box

October 20, 2015 – I-797 approval certified by Secretary of State’s office

October 20, 2015 – I-797 approval sent to Washington, DC for further authentication

October 30, 2015 – I-797 approval arrives at our agency’s office

October 30, 2015 – DTC! (Dossier to China!)

November 2, 2015 – Dossier arrives at CCCWA

November 6, 2015 – LID (Logged In Date)

March 8, 2016 – Callie’s file arrives at our agency.

March 10, 2016 – Pre Approval to adopt Callie

March 11, 2016 – “soft” Letter Seeking Confirmation (LSC)

March 14, 2016 – hard copy LSC arrives and is signed

March 15, 2016 – Immigration documents (I-800) sent to USCIS

March 18, 2016 – Immigration documents received.

April 5, 2016 – Immigration documents (I-800) approved.

April 11, 2016 – GUZ Number Issued

April 11, 2016 –  DS260 Filed Out

April 13, 2016 –  Letter from National Visa Center (RTF)

April 18, 2016 – Article 5 Drop Off (We weren’t officially notified of this)

May 3, 2016 – Article 5 pick up

May 5, 2016 – Travel Approval!!!!

May 12, 2016 – Fly to China to get Callie!!!

May 15, 2016 – Meet Callie for the First Time!

May 16, 2016 – Callie officially becomes a part of our family forever.

May 27, 2016 – Fly Home!

 

 

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