Eliza’s Adoption Timeline 2013-2014

 

Eliza's first trip to the beach in 2014.

  • February 2012 – This exciting, beautiful and crazy adoption journey begins (saving, praying, seeking…)
  • January 5, 2013 – Official application to adopt sent to Holt International
  • January 8, 2013 – Accepted into Holt’s Korea program – We’re paper pregnant!
  • January 11, 2013 – Official home study application submitted to Villa Hope
  • January 17, 2013 – No longer moving forward with Korea / Looking into another country program
  • January 22, 2013 – We get to go to China with Holt! Yay! We are beyond thrilled!!
  • January 28, 2013 – Home study paperwork is on its way. It was mailed to us today!
  • March 9, 2013 – First Home Study Visit
  • March 10, 2013 – Second Home Study Visit
  • March 23, 2013 – Third Home Study Visit
  • March 25, 2013 – Fourth Home Study Visit
  • April 17, 2013 – Home Study Official Approval – Holt!!!
  • April 25, 2013 – 1-800A at USCIS Lockbox
  • May 4, 2013 – Received USCIS confirmation letter
  • May 28, 2013 – Fingerprinting completed in B’ham at Immigration Office
  • June 18, 2013 – I-797 Approval
  • August 16, 2013 DTC – Dossier to CHINA!!!
  • August 22, 2013 LID!! Whoop Whoop! Now we wait on the call…
  • September 10, 2013 Referral!!
  • September 11, 2013 LOI sent to Holt
  • September 12, 2013 LOI logged in at CCCWA
  • December 9, 2013 Soft LOA
  • December 14, 2013 Hard Copy LOA (overnighted I-800 to Lockbox)
  • December 31, 2013 I-800 Approved
  • January 4, 2014 Hard Copy I-800 Approval
  • January 13, 2014 Article 5 Drop Off (Date it should have been dropped – but it wasn’t)
  • January 23, 2014 Article 5 Drop Off
  • March 3, 2014 Travel APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!!! (Just a little PUMPED!)
  • March 17, 2014 Gotcha!!!!!!
  • March 24, 2014 Consulate Appointment

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