May 2010 - We feel that God is moving us to adopt at this time
Aug 18 - Received our Online Adoption Learning Classes Certificates
Oct 12- Received call that our homestudy had been endorsed by the State of Illinois
Oct 13- Picked up our homestudy and reviewed Dossier
Oct 14- Overnighted Dossier to AGCI
Oct 15- Received call from AGCI that we had a revision to make to our application letter.
Oct 16- Completed revision and resubmitted application letter. It was again overnighted to AGCI
Oct 18- Received phone call from AGCI, our Dossier is completed and we are official number 89 on the girls list. Our parameters are girl 0-14 months
Nov- Number 80 on the wait list.
Dec- Number 74 on the list.
Dec 23- Fingerprint appointment at United States Citizen and Immigration Services in STL.
Jan 2011- Our first number of 2011 was number 68.
Feb- Number 66 on the list.
March- Number 55....moving along!
April- 6 months waiting and we are number 49.
May- Number 44
June- No movement still 44 ...we are still believing!
July- Number 37 on the list.
August- Down 3 to number 34.
Aug 31st- Home study visit for 1 yr update; approval to change parameters.
Sept- Number 28 on the wait list.
Oct 18th - 1 Year Waiting/ Parameter changes are official (0-24 months girl, boy, siblings)
Nov- Number 26 on the girls “list,” 19 on the boys, and 9 on the siblings.
Dec- Number 23 girls, 16 boys, and 6 siblings
Jan 2012- Our first numbers of the year: 21 girls, 15 boys, and 5 siblings
Feb- Number 19 girls, 12 boys, and 5 siblings
March- Number 23 girls, 16 boys, and 6 siblings
April- Number 15 girls, 9 boys, and 2 siblings
May- We never officially recieved our numbers
June 28, 2012 -we received "the call" about a precious 14 month old boy
July 2- We submitted our official acceptance documents (after following through with all the agency requirements)
July 6- Received our court date and booked our flights
July 20- Held our sweet baby boy in our arms for the first time!!!!
July 23- Passed court!!!! We are a family of 6!!!!
August 20- Submitted to US Embassy
Sept 9/10 - Informed that our case was sent on to USCIS
Sept 25- Hardest day in the entire adoption process. USCIS RFE
Oct. 25- We are cleared!!!!! Our son is coming home!!!
Nov 4- He is in our arms again!!!! Our Gotcha Day!!!!
Nov 6- US Embassy appointment
Nov 9- We landed in the US and all 6 of us are together!