Finally a family of 6 living in Renton, WA. Mom is an insane Canadian who loves the Lord and tries daily to serve HIM. Married to a great bug; man for 10+ years - which the kids adore.
4 precious kids we have been blessed with through adoption from China. Each whom God specifically picked for us with very unique and individual personalities that keep us on our toes. Finally 2 cats Odessa & Lily and the occasional temp pet...rat, ants, frogs that daddy has a habit of bringing home.
SN - Special Needs NSN - Non Special Needs PA - Pre Approval of the Child (Sn Child) HS - Homestudy - paperwork to prove you are worthy to adopt LOI - Letter of Intent (for sn child) DTC - Documents to China LID - Log in Date (of DTC paperwork) LOA - Letter of Acceptance TA - Travel Approval Gotcha Day - The day you get your child - (Future Anniversary Date) CA - Consulate Appointment - the final day when the US Gov. finalizes your adoption and you can come home with your child.
11-5-07 We heard about Justin 11-8-07 Talked with Madison Adoptions 11-9-07 Was sent files 11-11-07 Decided to apply and sent in application/LOI 11-13-07 Got called we were matched - sent in more papers 11-20-07 Sent Madison 1st batch of paperwork & $$ 11-28-07 Winston has surgery in China TOF 12-4-07 Homestudy interview and pmt 12-7-07 Updated Photo's from LWB 1-2-08 PA for Winston 1-10-08 Dossier State Certified in WA 1-14-08 Dossier Authenticated in SF 1-21-08 Canadian Birth Certificate Authenticated in BC 1-23-08 Papers sent to DE 1-24-08 Dossier off to CHINA !!! (DTC) 1-28-08 Dossier at CCAA 1-29-08 Winston's 3rd Birthday 1-30-08 LID Feb - constant updates on our guy 5-1-08 LOA !!!! (Letter of Acceptance) 5-2-08 officially got via DHL and sent back to DE 5- 08 Earthquake - many killed 5-21-08 China sent TA 5-23-08 MAAW got TA 5-28-08 We officially got TA via DHL 6-13-08 Scott and Jim leave for China 6-15-08 Gotcha Day - Father's Day !! 6-25-08 CA apt - US Embassy 6-26-08 PM - Swear In Ceramony 6-27-08 Come Home!!! - journey finally over
July 2006 Considered adopting two and not waiting 8/20/2006 - Talked with Small World about adopting 2 Waited until employed to start paperwork (which did 2x) 11/3/2006 - heard about upcoming files and 2 kids 11/3/2006 - filled out application and paid 11/14/2006 - was sent 4 files and picked 2 11/30/2006 - received updated medical on Taylor 12/13/2006 - CCAA new guidelines 12/14/2006 - was told no in getting Parker (boy) 12/16/2007 - Homestudy - Home apt 12/28/2006 - LOI sent (LOI - PA = 88 days) 1/26/2007 - got x-rays to be reviewed in TX 3/8/2007 - Ian's file was returned to China with our note 3/14/2006 - Fingerprints - drove to Yakima WA 3/23/2006 - got I-171H approval for fingerprints 3/26/2007 - PA - finally got (usually 6-8 wks...) 4/9/2007 - after many delays DTC 4/19/2007 - LID (10 days) - took a month to find out 6/14/2007 - Ian's file shows up at Small World ? 7/2/2007 - Appeal for Ian goes to CCAA 7/5/2007 - Hear that CCAA is not happy with appeal (NO) 7/16/07 - LOA !!! - receive on 17th - agency sends 18th 8/3/07 - TA !!!!!! - receive on 6th - waiting on CA