1/7 first contacted placing agency
1/9 phone conversation with home study agency
1/13 home study visits
1/15 home study complete
1/16 home study approved by placing agency
I800a overnighted to USCIS
1/20 I800a arrived at the lockbox
1/21 all dossier documents verified by county and state
1/22 dossier documents overnighted to courier in Houston
1/23 dossier documents received by courier
contacted congressman for help
I800a sent 2day from lockbox to NBC
1/26 dossier documents dropped off at consulate
1/27 dossier documents picked up from consulate and sent overnight to agency
I800a application received at NBC and fingerprint cards emailed to me
1/28 fingerprinting done
I800 application received at lockbox
1/29 I800a approval sent to me via email;
verified by county and state and overnighted to courier for authentication
1/30 courier received I800a approval
interviewed for matching grant
Pre-approval to adopt our young man!!
2/2 I800a approval dropped at consulate for authentication
2/3 awarded $4000 matching grant from Promise686
2/4 authenticated I800a approval delivered to agency and sent to China
Dossier "in process of translation"
2/5. Dossier "in process of review"
Awarded a $2000 matching grant from Family Christian Bookstores through Lifesong
2/6 Dossier has been moved to "matched" status
2/9 Computer says LSC has been issued
2/10 Received soft LSC
Overnighted Passports to courier for Visas
2/14 Received hard copy LSC and hard copy I800 in mail
2/17 Received GUZ number in morning
Filed DS260 online
2/18 woke up to email containing NVC letter
Got passports back with Visas in them
2/23 Article 5 paperwork dropoff
2/24 Article 5 paperwork pickup - overnighted to C***A
Received confirmation our Consulate appointment is scheduled for March 19th
3/2 System shows our Travel Approval has been issued. Hard copy will be sent to Li's Province.
3/6 Leave Atlanta ---headed to Seoul, Korea and then Shanghai, China
3/9 Meet Li for the first time
3/10 Sign papers to make it totally official he is ours!
3/15 Celebrate Li's birthday in China
3/21 Plane lands in Atlanta and we begin life as a family of 12 !!!