Adoption Timelines


Timeline to MB

December 27, 2010 - The Call That Changed It All
January, 2011 - Paperchasing, notarizing, and other fun stuff
February 6, 2011 - First homestudy visit
February 13, 2011 - Second homestudy visit
March 2, 2011 - A Quick Update
March 11, 2011 - Final draft of homestudy received
March 13, 2011 - Mailed I-600A application
April 4, 2011 - Fingerprinting complete for USCIS
May 12, 2011 - Received USCIS clearance
May 13, 2011 - Overnighted Dossier to Holt
May 23, 2011 - Received MB's official referral
May 26, 2011 - Dossier arrived in Ethiopia
July 19, 2011 - Submitted to Court
November 1, 2011 - Court, and the day we meet
December 6, 2011 - Submitted to Embassy
January 11, 2012 - Received some scary news about our case and Mr. T headed to Ethiopia to find truth.
February 1, 2012 - Received US Embassy clearance after our case was reviewed by USCIS in Nairobi
February 19, 2012 - We're home, brothers are reunited and we are a family of 7!!!!


Timeline to Taz

September 15, 2009 - Applied to Holt Ethiopia Adoption Program
September, October, November - Paperchasing
November 1, 2009 - Submitted Home Study Packet
November 15, 2009 - First Home Study Visit
November 22, 2009 - Second Home Study Visit
December 18, 2009 - REFERRAL!!!
December 19, 2009 - Dossier mailed
February 1, 2010 - Notified that Dossier is in ET
Feb 11, 2010 - USCIS I-600A Approval
March 1, 2010 - First Court Date (rescheduled)
March 11, 2010 - Second Court Date (rescheduled)
March 24, 2010 - Third Court Date - PASSED!!!
April 26, 2010 - LEAVE FOR ETHIOPIA
May 7, 2010 - Arrive Home with Our Son!!!!