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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our Adoption Time line

Adoption Timeline-WOW where does the time go????

Jan. 2007-hear about Sunshine Adoption,& attend their informational meeting inRichland Center
End of Jan 2007, choose Taiwan and startfilling out paperwork
Feb 14, 2007, TWCA approval
March-Homestudy meetingsDoctors' appointments for all 4,sending out background checks, etc
March fingerprinting appt rescheduled due to snowstorm
May fingerprinting
May-finally an approved homestudy
July 23,2007 USCIS approval arrives
end of July-contemplating changing programs to a waiting child/ren from another country
Aug. 3, 2007-referral of Chan Tzu-An age 3, DOB 7/31/04
Aug 6, accepted referralAug 10, received first update with birthday photos/video
Sept. 10, new updates
Sept 13-homestudy sent to be translated
Sept 26, 2007, dossier FINALLY sent to Taiwan
Oct 11, new updates
Oct 28, word of first hearing set for DEC 28, 2007
Nov 5, new updates
Dec 4, new updates
Dec 14, received photos of Tyler's bedroom/bed
Dec. 28, 2007-first hearing
Jan 4, 2008-new updates-he is wearing items from his Christmas care package
Jan 15-updated travel guide received
Jan 17-updated measurements
Jan 27-we find out our case manager is no longer with CAI and learn of new CW-Sarah H who is really a neat person too and we like her already
Feb 4, 2008 -new updates
Feb 21, 2008-FINAL RULING!!He is ours-Halleluah!
Feb 25. we begin travel plans-with plans to leave on March 6th!
March 6th-leave the farm-forgot Nick's suitcase
March 7th-fly from Minneapolis to Seattle
March 8th-fly from Seattle at 1am
March 9th-arrive in Taipei at 6:30 am
March 10, 2008--GOTCHA DAY
March 11-play time/visit the zooMarch 12-shopping/paperwork nightmare
March 13th-Keelung and National Park
March 14th-AIT, sightseeing, pack, leave Taipei at 11pmHOORRAY-now we are into life as a family of 5 on our side of the Pacific Ocean
March 15th-home-at last

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