This year has been a whirlwind when it comes to all things adoption.
I decided it would be best to do a quick summary month by month of the process up to this point.
March 2013- Applied for adoption through Beacon House Adoption
April 2013- Homestudy contract mailed, initial approval from Homestudy agency, first set of fingerprints, and began working on documents for our homestudy
May 2013- All homestudy paperwork submitted, assigned a social worker, and 1st homestudy interview scheduled
June 2013- all 3 homestudy interviews completed
July 2013- Homestudy complete, USCIS I-800A submitted for approval
August 2013- fingerprinting for USCIS, received templates/list of items to compile for dossier
September 2013- fingerprinted AGAIN, working on dossier, baby girl’s room painted and new flooring installed
November 2013- approval from USCIS!
December 2013- certifying and apostilling for 50 documents! Documents mailed to our agency Friday, December 20th
***Looking back over these milestones, it is amazing to see how quickly God has moved us through this part of the process. Feeling very thankful for this.
Hope to have another update for you soon. We’ve received word that two families have dates to travel this month and January, which is very encouraging news! Pray for swiftness and God’s hand on this whole process, and especially on our daughter.