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adoption timeline

ESTHER’S ADOPTION:

July 2, 2015 – first saw Esther’s photo and file

July 15, 2015 – GWCA contract signed, Agency fee of $5040 paid

July 16, 2015 – Letter of Intent (LOI) and Referral Agreement (RA) submitted

July 22, 2015 – Pre-Approval from China to adopt Esther

December 3, 2015 – Homestudy complete

December 3, 2015 – i800a logged in

January 6, 2016 – i800a approval

January 7, 2016 – state authentication

January 15, 2016 – DTC

January 19, 2016 – LID

 

 

DUO’S ADOPTION:
7/2/14 – orphan hosting began; duo arrived!

7/25/14 – application submitted with great wall china adoption

7/25/14 – letter of intent, referral agreement submitted

7/30/14 – accepted as an adoptive family with great wall china adoption

8/3/14 – duo returned to orphanage in china

8/12/14 – applications for passports; request for certified birth + marriage certificates

8/19/14 – CCCWA pre-approval, agency contract and 1st fee paid

11/21/14 – homestudy complete!!!

11/24/14 – i800a mailed!

12/1/14 – i800a receipt date, countdown begins

12/22/14 – USCIS fingerprint walk-in appt

1/8/15 – i797 approval notice!!!

1/30/15 – Dossier To China (DTC)

2/9/15 – Logged In Date (LID)

3/27/15 – Letter of Acceptance (LOA)

3/31/15 – i800 receipt date

4/10/15 – i800 approval

4/17/15 – GUZ, filed DS260

4/20/15 – NVC letter

4/23/15 – Article 5 drop off

5/11/15 – Article 5 pick up

5/15/15 – Travel approval!!!

6/4/15 – Leave for China

6/8/15 – ADOPTION DAY!!!

6/17/15 – Consulate Appt

6/19/15 – HOME!!