Jan 12, 2010: First adoption seminar Jan 23, 2010: Second adoption seminar Jan 23, 2010: Picked Gladney as our agency and Ethiopia as our country Jan 24, 2010: Dropped initial Gladney paperwork in mail Feb 8, 2010: Zach's passport renewed Feb 9, 2010: Gladney orientation phone call Feb 9, 2010: Requested Gladney formal application Feb 9, 2010: Received Gladney application Feb 13, 2010: Sent I-600A to US CIS Feb 18, 2010: Mailed Gladney group 1 documents Feb 22, 2010: Mailed Gladney group 2 documents Mar 5, 2010: FBI fingerprinting Mar 8, 2010: Mailed Gladney group 3 documents Mar 19, 2010: Home study Apr 16, 2010: Received FBI clearance Apr 30, 2010: Gladney approved! May 7, 2010: Received CIS appt. May 18, 2010: CIS fingerprinting appt. May 26, 2010: CIS approval! Jun 2, 2010: Dossier submitted and ON THE WAITLIST Oct 18, 2012: REFERRAL for 6 month old girl!!! Nov 8, 2012: submitted to court Nov 29, 2012: scheduled MOWCYA review Dec 17, 2012: MOWCYA approval and notification of court date Dec 24, 2012: first time to see our little girl in person! Dec 25, 2012: Christmas with our little girl! Dec 26, 2012: court date! Feb 19, 2013: Took placement - Forever Family Day! Feb 21, 2013: Embassy appointment Feb 23, 2013: Home!
We received THE CALL today for a 6 month old baby girl!!!! We are so, so, so, so excited!!! We were super lucky because we happen to be on vacation so we were together when the Call came!!! Zach had JUST gotten out his computer too so we were ready to go the moment Natalie called!! After talking to Natalie for about 40 minutes we ran to the store to print off several pictures of our new baby girl and to buy an IT'S A GIRL balloon!!! We've spent the last 6 hours telling our family and friends our great news!!!
Listening to and looking through information on our little girl
Baby Girl Balloon used to announce the news to my family!
Family portrait on the beach at sunset on our referral day!!!!!!