Adoption Timeline

July 21, 2012 - Decision to pursue adoption

August through November 6, 2012 - Began adoption process with a different agency

November 6, 2012 - Realized we needed to switch agencies

November 12, 2012 - Submitted application to Lifeline Children's Services

November 25, 2012 - Signed papers with Lifeline

December 18, 2012 - First home study visit (joint interview)

December 27, 2012 - Second and third home study visits (individual interviews)

January 8, 2013 - Last home study visit (house inspection)

February 12, 2013 - Received the final draft of home study

February 15, 2013 - Submitted I800A

March 16, 2013 - Benefit Concert, over $5,000 donated

March 18, 2013 - Biometrics Fingerprinting Appointment

March 22, 2013 - Received Immigration approval (800A)

March 25, 2013 - Dossier docs sent off to be certified and authenticated

April 11, 2013 - Given two files as possible matches for our family

April 15, 2013 - Dossier to China (DTC)

April 16, 2013 - Met with doctor to review files, chose one of the boys, put a hold on him!!

May 3, 2013 - Log In Date (LID)

May 8, 2013 - Letter of Intent (LOI) submitted

May 16, 2013 - Received Preliminary Approval (PA)

June 20, 2013 - Puzzle Fundraiser Complete!

August 19, 2013 - Letter of Acceptance (LOA)

August 23, 2013 - I-800 paperwork submitted to USCIS

September 16, 2013 - Received I-800 approval

September 23, 2013 - Received Cable Letter via email, starting the Article 5 process

September 24, 2013 - Article 5 Dropped Off in China

October. 15, 2013 - Article 5 scheduled to be picked up

October 29, 2013 - Travel Approval

November 13 - Travel to China, spend a few days in Beijing

November 18, 2013 - Jack's Gotcha Day in Chongqing

November 26, 2013 - Consulate Appointment in Guangzhou

November 29, 2013 - Arrive home, together as a family of SIX

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