Monday, September 12, 2005

Timeline

I've been asked to show our timeline for the adoption process... here it goes! Timeline To Dylan 03/13/05 - Decision to Adopt Announced 03/28/05 - Application to Agencies Mailed/ Paperwork Started 03/31/05 - Application Received by Agency 04/11/05 - Met with Social Worker for Home Study Interview 04/21/05 - Marc met with Social Worker for Home Study Interview 04/25/05 - I600 Mailed to INS 04/28/05 - First Communication w/Adoption Agency (Email) 05/05/05 - Letter from INS - Missing BC/MC 05/09/05 - Home Study In Home Visit and Couple's Interview 06/08/05 - Received completed Home Study 06/16/05 - Home Study to INS 07/06/05 - Fingerprinted for INS 07/08/05 - ********REFERRAL!!!********** 07/13/05 - Wire to Attorney 07/20/05 - State Authentication Received 07/21/05 - Sent to Liason for Guatemalan Consulate Authentication 07/22/05 - Everything but I797 is in SC 07/27/05 - I797 is received and sent to SC 08/05/05 - Dossier sent to Guatemala 08/25/05 - Updated Medical Report & Photos 09/06/05 - DNA Performed We are currently waiting on the results. Cross your fingers that they are in our mailbox at home. This wait has gotten very difficult for me. It's really getting to me lately and I'm barely holding it together. There is some legislation pending that could really effect adoptions. We would still move forward with Dylan (the legislation would really effect new adoptions) but I worry that it would slow things down for us considerably.

6 comments:

  1. I have a question. Once all of the paperwork is done, red tape is filed, etc... how long before you have your child in your arms?

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  2. Oh you're almost there! Wow. He's so close I bet you can just taste him now. I'll be hoping nothing happens with the pending legislation to slow down your process.

    And on another note - waiting sucks. Oh how I know how waiting sucks. I'm sorry that you have to suffer the waiting. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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  3. I don't know how you do it. You know your son is out there, yet not in your arms. You are a strong woman. I hope he comes home really, really soon.

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  4. The wait is killing me. This week is especially bad. I can't sleep, I've gained weight and I'm more bitchy than normal. I had the stomach flu last week and a head cold this week and I know it is all brought on by stress!

    Hang in there. We might get our babies around the same time! I'm wishing both of us luck.

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  5. Caroline10:58 AM

    I'm usually just a lurker, but I can totally relate. We rec'd our referral last month and the wait is really tough. Are you planning to visit? We are as soon as we get the o.k. to do so from the agency. Although, I'm sure the wait after the visit is going to be unbearable!!

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  6. I'm sorry the waiting is so awful, I hope it doesn't last too much longer. I hope the legislation doesn't get in your way. I can't wait until Dylan is with you!

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