Adoption Timeline

  • 7/ 2009              Start the process to adopt from foster care
  • 8/2009              Completed HS
  • 12/28/2009      Officially put on the MN adoption exchange
  • 2010,                  Waiting
  • 2011                    Still waiting
  • 8/2011                Find out my adoption worker is no longer with the agency and that she hadn’t finished my file or done my HS correctly (so devastating)
  • 9/2011                New worker
  • October, November, December research, research, research, pray, hope, pray, plan, work, pray, research, talk it out, think, think, think, pray
  • 12/30/2011       Apply to agency for their DRC program
  • 1/13/2012         Accepted
  • 1/19/2012         Agreement and agency fee
  • 3/7/2012           Fingerprints
  • 4/11/2012         Interview with previous agency, HS revised and updated
  • 4/12/2012         Interview with new international HS agency
  • 4/16/2012         Physical, HIV&TB test, first Hep A shot
  • 5/19/2012         Saw Little H’s sweet face for the first time
  • 5/21/2012         Send in registration packet and fee for new agency
  • 5/29/2012          Official referral and acceptance agreement for Little H
  • 6/1/2012            Send out I600a application
  • 6/7/2012            Shots-yikes! Yellow fever, typhoid, tetanus, already had hep A and B series
  • 6/8/2012            Relinquishment and medical report are translated
  • 7/13/2012          Power of Attorney and dossier to agency
  • 7/19/2012          Dossier sent to DRC
  • 7/23/2012          Biometrics done!!!!! another page.
  • 7/26/2012          Dossier is in DRC
  • 8/25/2012          I-600a approval
  • Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec   Still waiting to pass court
  • 1/10/2013          Update 1-600a for older child because of wait time increase
  • 1/15/2013           Start homestudy renewal
  • 1/25/2013          FINALLY PASSED COURT
  • 2/5/2013            Find out about passing court
  • 2/11/2013          Have adoption decree corrected
  • 2/25/2013          30 day wait is up, CONA issued
  • 4/9/2013            Filed I-600
  • 4/12/2013           USCIS text message confirming they received my case
  • 4/26/2013          Approved I-600
  • 5/6/2013             Notified via email by US Embassy investigation has begun
  • 12/26/2013        Embassy investigation complete
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7 Responses to Adoption Timeline

  1. lzook says:

    Have you entered into the investigation stage yet? I see it has been over a year since your referral–that must be sooooo hard….

    Praying all of us waiting for our precious children get un-stuck SOON so we can bring them home to be with their loving families!

    • agodden1 says:

      Yeah, investigation started May 6. Thank goodness. Yeah the whole 14 months of staring at a picture makes for some crazy! Are you in the investigation process as well?

      • lzook says:

        Yes, I think so. Although it is not official. The CIC is requesting all sorts of documentation. More than what Canadians are usually required to submit…probably going to be the new norm now…it will tag on several months to our process. Hoping all the 2-yr-old clothes we’ve been given for her will still fit her by the time we get her!

  2. childrendeservefamilies says:

    Best of luck with the wait!

    -Katie
    “Advocating for international adoption because kids belong in families, not orphanages.“
    Children Deserve Families

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