Azeb’s Adoption Timeline

We will keep you updated on our journey here. Lots of “little” steps go into allowing all of this to be possible. What a Sovereign God we serve!

October 2010 – Borrowed and read book, “Adopted for Life” by Russell D. Moore (definitely a must-read book for adoption), and began praying about our future for adoption.

May 2011 – Filled out pre-application for ACGI to see if we would be eligible for the Ethiopia program.

August 20, 2011 – Submitted application to AGCI for the Ethiopia program.

August 22, 2011 – Received phone call and email of acceptance!

October 1, 2011 – Orientation call with our adoption coordinator.

October 9, 2011 – November 6, 2011 – Rada Knife fundraiser that the Caudills organized for us! -$455 raised!

November 16, 2011 – Signed and notarized contracts.

November 23, 2011 – Paid off the Camry, which allows us to set aside even more money for the adoption and student loans!

November 27, 2011 – First day of wrapping at Amazon!

December 1, 2011 – Sent in contracts/orientation paperwork!!!

December 3, 2011 – “Man Feast” to wrap up the No Shave November fundraiser that Cameron organized! -$362 raised!

December 7, 2011 – Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt fundraiser – $71 dollars raised!

December 12, 2011 – Dossier Run-Through Webinar (basically meant to give us an overview of all the paperwork, and then I went and had a melt down).

December 13, 2011 – Home Study Run-Through Phone Call

December 14, 2011 – Sent off first group of completed paperwork for home study! We still have more to do, but are excited to have turned in some =)

December 22, 2011 – Last day of wrapping at Amazon – $2,476.03 earned!!

January 8, 2012 – Amazon Basket Fundraiser ended – $820 raised from the entries!!

January 20, 2012 – Sent in last bit of home study paperwork!

February 3-4, 2012 – Home study visit with interviews completed =) Woo!!

February 24, 2012 – Approved home study!

February 20, 2012 – Mailed in application to USCIS

March 18-24, 2012 – Give1Save1 feature week – $1381 generously given!!

March 24, 2012 – Received appointment notice for USCIS fingerprinting (appointment is set for April 17, and I’m not super thrilled sooo…)

March 26, 2012 – Went to Cincinnati in hopes of getting fingerprint done early, and we did! Overnighted our dossier to Portland!!

March 27, 2012 – We are officially on the wait list!!!! #144 for a girl and #123 for a boy!

March 29, 2012 – Our official March numbers – #137 for a girl and #119 for a boy!

April 25, 2012 – Received our approval notice from USCIS (FDL- Favorable Determination Letter/I-171 form).

April 30, 2012 – Our official April numbers – #134 for a girl and #114 for a boy.

May 31, 2012 – Our official May numbers – #111 for a boy and #132 for a girl.

July 12, 2012 – Received our referral call for our baby girl, “A”!

July 13, 2012 – Officially accepted “A’s” referral =)

July 24, 2012 – Received the call for our COURT DATE!

August 6, 2012 – Met our girl.

August 8, 2012 – We passed court. A is legally our daughter! Now we wait to bring her home…

August 27, 2012 – Our case was submitted to the U.S. Embassy. Nurse interview scheduled for the 24th, so for now we wait.

September 7, 2012 – Cleared by the Embassy to go get our girl without needing an interview!! Embassy visa appointment set for September 17th.

September 15, 2012 – Reunited with our girly, Azeb, forever!

September 20, 2012 – Arrived home and the journey continues…

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