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    I am just starting out so I will keep it updated as we move along.

    Feb 2008- researching adoption agencies
    Kiira 3/5/06, Alexis 10/24/07, and Cayden 11/14/08

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    We are in the UK. Just thought i'd mention it because things are different over here.

    End of November 2007: Sent off our expression of interest form to our local agency.

    December 2007: Received acknowledgement letter from local agency.

    7 February 2008: Received phone call from local agency. We have been allocated a Social Worker.

    16 February 2008: Not heard anything yet about our initial visit. Contacted two voluntary agencies.

    18 February 2008: Received email from one voluntary agency asking me to call them. EEEP!

    19 February 2008: Contacted one voluntary agency by telephone as requested and advised that it isn't the agency for us as they only place children over the age of 4.

    20 February 2008: Our Social Worker called from the Local Agency. We are booked in for our initial visit on 6 March 2008!!!!!

    6 March 2008: Our initial visit went very well. We are clear to start the process as soon as we like and we don't have to wait a year after our last loss. We have some thinking to do!

    10 March 2008: After long deliberations we have decided to try once more for a bio child. We will revisit adoption in a couple of years.
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    I've posted on the timeline thread several times before and each time I think it's for sure, LOL, so who knows anymore.

    However, we have picked an agency which is farther then we've ever come before. We can afford it this time, and both DH and I are really happy about it. Ironically, if I had really listened to DH a year ago we probably would have chosen this agency then as it fits most closely with what he's wanted from the beginning. After researching every other option I'm finally in agreement and we're both thrilled. I started looking into adoption December 2006 so no one can say we rushed into this

    As for the actual timing, we're going to start the paperwork to apply to the agency as well as take the classes in May 2008. Since we're going the domestic newborn route, and since we feel like it's in the best interest of the child to adopt a Caucasian or Asian child, and since we want a relatively healthy baby, we'll likely be waiting a long time. If, by May 2010, we still haven't had a placement, they'll negotiate a partial refund with us. I hope it doesn't come to that!!! But that's the only timing we can be sure of.

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    ok - so we are taking our first steps again

    5/21/08 - contacted rep that was listed under waiitng child's picture- also reached out to resource worker that we met a year ago = child is already being pursued by 2 other families that are much farther along in the process

    June 7th - next meeting with Resource worker to begin paperwork

    Finished Application - our Family Resource Recruiter will pick up or application on TOMORROW 7/2/07
    Last edited by joannttc2; 07-01-2008 at 08:45 PM. Reason: update
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    7/4/08 - handed in application 7/30-CW was assigned 8/1/08-got call from new cw 8/6/08 1 HS 9/08-will start Pride classes
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    and let logic catch up. If you can't understand the why, trust the Who." Author Unknown

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    1/10/08 Attended information meeting with Adoptions from the Heart
    1/25/08 Sent in application
    2/15/08 Attended first of a two part education class, given paperwork to complete
    3/08 Completed all of the paperwork and clearences, gave to agency
    4/5/08 Homestudy and unoffical approval
    4/15/08 Completed all 16 profile pages to be sent out to all the different agency offices
    4/17/08 Filmed DVD for Birthparents to watch
    5/08 Dear Birthparent letter posted on Adoptions from the Heart website
    11/21/08 Got "THE CALL" while at the airport waiting for our plane to visit DH's family for Thanksgiving
    11/22/08 Went to the hospital pick meet the birth parents and bring our son home!!!
    7/02/09 Finalized Joshua's adoption


    Just waiting for the call now.
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    5/08 Received call from social worker regarding our great nephew who is in foster care.
    5/08 Made decision to begin adoption procedure after many long talks
    5/08 Get notification that interstate compact for both states has been approved
    5/15/08 Sent letter to foster parents and child introducting our family, along with a few photos
    6/08 Returned all paperwork, applications, reference requests, etc.
    6/20/08 Fingerprinting completed
    7/1/08 Homestudy interview and inspection completed
    7/10/08 Spoke with foster family for the first time
    7/13/08 We get to meet this child, yay!
    7/14/08 My fingerprint card rejected by machine that reads it, go in to be re-fingerprinted.
    7/25/08 Second visit!!!!!!
    7/29/08 All paperwork completed, sent to state for approval, needs to go to other state's ICPC office
    8/13/08 Third visit scheduled!
    8/20/08 Fourth visit!
    8/24/08 Fifth visit, long day visit scheduled!
    8/29/08 Homestudy approved by both ICPC offices
    8/31/08 Sixth visit! Lots of fun!
    9/10/08 Seventh visit!
    9/12/08 First overnight visit scheduled!
    9/15/08 Parenting/kinship classes start
    9/17/08 Visit
    9/19/08 Weekend visit
    9/26/08 Move-in date!
    3/09 Projected adoption
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    Quote Originally Posted by joannttc2 View Post
    ok - so we are taking our first steps again

    5/21/08 - contacted rep that was listed under waiitng child's picture- also reached out to resource worker that we met a year ago = child is already being pursued by 2 other families that are much farther along in the process

    June 7th - next meeting with Resource worker to begin paperwork

    Finished Application - our Family Resource Recruiter will pick up or application on TOMORROW 7/2/07
    7/4/08- handed application
    8/1/08- recvd call from CW regarding making appt to get homestudy/license
    9/1/08- will begin pride classes
    JoAnn
    7/4/08 - handed in application 7/30-CW was assigned 8/1/08-got call from new cw 8/6/08 1 HS 9/08-will start Pride classes
    "If God is calling you to take a step of faith that defies earthly wisdom, put obedience first
    and let logic catch up. If you can't understand the why, trust the Who." Author Unknown

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    Spring 08 - inquired into International Adoption, but waiting to save money
    06/08 - found out about a local BM who wants to give her baby up for adoption
    7/25/08 - mailed Profile Book to BM
    7/31/08 - received call from Social Worker to get more information as BM likes us
    8/1/08 - spoke with Social Worker and provided our DSS Contact
    8/4/08 - set up meeting with Social Worker for 8/13, she said BM chose us
    Update:
    8/13/08 - met with SW and was told we could start to prepare for B to be placed in our home
    8/14/08 - received word that BM signed
    8/22/08 - still not heard anything from SW since meeting, but did hear from BM side and it doesn't sound like she changed her mind...waiting now for SW
    Update:
    8/25/08 - Spoke with SW and set up overnight visit for 8/27
    8/27/08 - Met B at our home at around 11:00a.m., she is so adorable and such a happy baby
    8/28/08 - Kept B overnight and everything went great, SW advised they would be placing B with us on 9/2 while adoption process was underway...YEAH
    Last edited by Hannah502; 09-01-2008 at 08:59 AM. Reason: Update

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    We finally have a decision. We are going with Holt International and have chosen the Philippines.

    Nov 25th, 2008 - Submit Application to Holt
    Dec 13th, 2008 - HS meeting
    Last edited by Breen31806; 11-30-2008 at 12:05 AM.
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    jan 6th 2010 - called by friend asking if we would consider adopting a baby through a lady at church... we said ok,
    jan 7th 2010 - met with lady and family,
    jan 10thy - told they would like us to adopt baby...
    jan 14th baby boy born 2 weeks early .
    jan 17th took bubs home

    feb - march - april, may - BM disappearing, can't sign anything...
    june 18th 2010 BM signed guardianship papers.. yay.. getting there..
    June - papers before the court.

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