Adoption Timeline

08/05/09: MYER’S ADOPTION FINALIZED

MASTEWAL AND AFTON’S READOPTION RECOGNIZED

03/04/09: ARRIVED IN USA: FOREVER FAMILY

03/03/09: LEAVE ADDIS TO RETURN TO AMERICA!

02/27/09: RECEIVED BOTH VISAS!

02/24/09: EMBASSY APPOINTMENT (SUBMITTED WAIVER)

02/23/09: PICKED UP CHILDREN

02/22/09: Arrive in ETHIOPIA

02/21/09: Leave for Ethiopia from D.C.

02/06/09: RECEIVED AIRLINE TICKETS

02/02/09: Reservations at New Flower Guesthouse Confirmed

01/30/09: EMBASSY DATE GIVEN: FEBRUARY 24!

01/15/09: OUR CASE PASSED COURT IN ETHIOPIA!

12/05/08: Found out second court date for Ethiopia: 01/15/09!

11/28/08: First Court Date in Ethiopia: Letter is needed from MOWA

11/03/08: Adoption Papers Signed, MYER PARKS BAILEY TRAVELS HOME!

10/30/08: Myer Parks Bailey Born!

10/27/08: Birthmom being INDUCED!

10/15/08: Court Date Given: NOVEMBER 28

10/14/08: Case Submitted to Court in Ethiopia

10/11/08: Found out that “Maybe Baby” is a BOY!

09/19/08: Officially Accepted Referral of “A

08/20/08: Dossier Arrived in Ethiopia

08/19/08: Received Updated I-171H

08/15/08: Dossier to Ethiopia via FedEx

07/14/08: Officially Accepted Referral of “M

05/20/08: Homestudy Visit/Update

05/16/08: Switched to Ethiopia Program

05/03/08: Met Birthmom for Domestic

04/24/08: First Phone Call with Birthmom (1 1/2 hours!)

04/19/08: Called Agency: Confirmed Our Interest in Pursuing Domestic Adoption

04/18/08: Phone Call from Domestic Agency: We’d like to run a situation by you, would you be interested?

04/15/08: Turning Point for Us Regarding Our Vietnam Adoption

04/09/08: Talked with Rep. from Domestic Adoption Agency: NOT INTERESTED!

04/02/08: Talked with Our SW: Are We Interested in Domestic, Since Things are Crazy w/Vietnam?

02/25/08: No License: As Reported from Embassy….Supposedly..We’re #1 for Referral?

02/22/08: Supposedly #2 for Referral

02/15/08: Supposedly #3 for Referral

01/29/08: License for New Province Supposedly Official…..NOT SO….According to Embassy

06/14/07: #5 for Infant Girl from Vietnam….Partner Agency Working on New Province

06/14/07: Told We Would Have a Three-Four Month Wait

04/30/07: Vietnam Dossier Complete and Authenticated

04/07/07: I-171H

03/17/07: Fingerprinted for I-171H in Pittsburgh (St. Patricks Day Celebration)

02/26/07: 1-600A Submitted to USCIS

02/21/07: Homestudy Visit #2

02/05/07: Homestudy Visit #1

02/02/07: Approved w/Agency

01/31/07: Sent Application to Agency

01/11/07: Chose to Adopt from Vietnam

01/06/07: Emailed Adoption Agency Regarding Ethiopia Program: Program Not Open at This Time

08/29/06: Requested Information Pack from Agency

*Requested Information from CCI, CHI, Bethany Christian Services*

09/2005: Started Our Journey to OUR CHILDREN!


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