She is looking so mature in this picture. In my mind I still remember her as a 4 year old making a “guest list” in her notebook for her make believe pizza party. Her hair is beautiful, by the way. It always has been.
2.2 Find "our" kids (siblings) on Waiting Child List
2.5 Hear from agency that the kids are still available
2.8 In contact with homestudy agency
2.15 Still waiting on information about kiddos
2.22 Fingerprints for State & FBI Clearances done
2.24 Receive video of kids but no additional information
3.6 Home visit for homestudy
3.7 UPS passport renewals & I600A
3.15 Received fingerprint referral from USCIS
3.28 Fingerprints at USCIS
4.17 Got notice that the State Police are require a re-print -ug!
4.25 Reprinted 5.16 Notice that prints & therefore homestudy are complete 5.18 Dossier sent 6.20 initial 171H received 7.5 told by agency that we won't make it through court before closure 7.17 final 171H received!!! 8.30 Children moved to Agency's Care Center 9.21 Received medical info - all looks good! 11.1 Court Date Successful 11.14 Notified of Embassy Date (11.27) 11.23 Leave for Addis 11.26 Gotcha Day! 11.27 Embassy Appointment 12.1 Home---Except for the years of preparation, our adoption took almost exactly 10 months from identifying the children on a waiting list to getting them home!