Adoption Timeline

8/21/13 – Submit application to Lifeline ($250 fee)

8/29/13 – Accepted into Lifeline’s China Special Needs program

9/10/13 – Find Max on the Special Focus list

9/20/13 – Submit agency paperwork and first agency fee ($2,088)

10/28/13 – Submit Home Study application to Carolina Adoption Services ($150 fee)

10/30/13 – Submit LOI (Letter of Intent) for Max

11/12/13 – Receive PA (Preliminary Approval) for Max!!!

11/21/13 – Submit home study paperwork ($2,200 fee)

12/17/13 – First home study visit

12/23/13 – Second home study visit

1/4/14 –  Third home study visit

1/7/14 –  10 hours of Hague training ($180)

1/8/14 – home study complete!

2/14/14 – I800a mailed

2/18/14 – I800a receipt

3/4/14 – Biometric fingerprints (walk in)

3/26/14 – I800a approval

3/28/14 – Dossier mailed to be authenticated ($2,088 – agency fee)

4/16/14- Dossier To China! ($800 – dossier translation and wiring fees)

4/24/14 – Log in Date

5/14/14- Out of Translation

7/7/14 – dossier is REVIEWED!

7/9/14 – Soft Letter of Acceptance!!!

7/16/14 – Receive Hard LOA from my best friend, the FedEx delivery guy 🙂

7/17/14 – Mail I800 application ($11,266 for China in country expenses and final agency fee)

7/22/14 – Receive confirmation text and email that I800 has been received

7/22/14 – Apply for visas ($350)

7/30/14 – I800 approval

8/11/14 – receive cable letter from NVC

8/12/14 – Article 5 drop-off

 

 

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