~Time for Bringing Home Baby C~December 30, 2013 Committed to Baby C
January 2, 2014 ~ Announced our plans to adopt Baby C
~Timeline for Adopting Misha~June 3, 2011~ Announced our decision to adopt!
June 15, 2011 ~ Mailed out home-study application to Partners For Adoption
June 16, 2011~ Mailed in our commitment for Aaron with Reece’s Rainbow
June 21, 2011~ Partners for Adoption approved us to start our home-study!
June 28, 2011~ Officially committed to Aaron!
July 13, 2011~ Started our first fundraisers with Gold Canyon Candles and Aaron’s Lucky Stars
July 17, 2011~ First home visit with our social worker
August 9, 2011~ Final home visit with our social worker
September 30, 2011~ Received finalized copies of our home-study!!!!(Please know not all home-studies take this long to finish!)
October 7, 2011~ Sent of I-600a to USCIS!!!!
October 24, 2011~ Received appointment letters from USCIS for our finger prints!! WooHoo….one more step closer!:)
November 8, 2011~ Finger print appointment at 1 o’clock
November 17, 2011~ Received I-171H “Golden Ticket” in the mail!!!
Can’t believe this is actually going to happen!!!!
November 19, 2011~ Aaron’s Harvest Hoedown Fundraiser. Another few steps closer to bringing our boy home!!:)
December 1, 2011~ Still working hard on dossier.
January 1, 2011~ Dossier still in progress.
January 25, 2012~ Dossier complete!!!!!
January 26, 2012~ Went to Secretary of States office in Sacramento to apostille dossier papers!
January 27, 2012~ Shipped dossier to Eastern Europe!!:)
January 30, 2012~ Dossier arrived in Eastern Europe....
February 8, 2012~ Dossier Submitted!!!!!!:)
March 12, 2012~ We have travel dates!!!! The best wake up call I have EVER received!!!:)
March 30, 2012~ The journey begins!! On our way to Ukraine!!!!
March 31, 2012~ Arrived in Ukraine!!
April 2, 2012~ DAP appointment....asked for referral to meet our sweet boy!!
April 3, 2012~ Picked up referral....
April 4, 2012~ MET OUR BOY!!!
April 4-22, 2012~ Daily visits twice a day with Misha
April 10, 2012~ Received court date for April 23rd.
April 23, 2012~ WE PASSED COURT!!!!!
April 24, 2012~ Ten day wait begins....
May 4, 2012~ Picked up court decree and paper chase began!!!! Also I got to take Misha out of the orphanage to get his passport picture taken.
May 10, 2012~ 1st embassy visit and passport pick up!
May 11, 2012~ GOTCHA DAY!!!!!!!!!!! Medical exams and final embassy visit....
May13, 2012~ Said our goodbyes to Ukraine and boarded our plane(s) home!!! Arrived home and welcomed by wonderful family and friends!!(Truly the BEST mother's day I have ever had!!!!)