02/19/2013 - i600 APPROVAL!!!!
02/12/2013 - i600 is with our USCIS Officer
01/29/2013 - Overnighted i600 to USCIS
01/27/2013 - Received last document & news that passport had been applied for!
12/07/2012 - Received all paperwork except 1 document!
12/03/2012 - Finished 30 day wait - no family members came forward
11/03/2012 - Passed Court!
10/25/2012 - Package was sent to court!
10/18/2012 - Received Consent to Adopt
10/15/2012 - Dossier arrived in DRC
10/15/2012 - Received I600a approval!
10/11/2012 - Mailed Dossier to Africa
10/10/2012 - Biometrics done for USCIS! Finally!
09/20/2012 - Received abandonment and PV
09/17/2012 - Received fingerprint appointment
09/14/2012 - MATCHED! 2 year old girl!
09/14/2012 - Finally assigned an USCIS Officer and she is AMAZING!
08/24/2012 - Received request from USCIS for Biometric fees
08/20/2012 - WHOOPS! Forgot to include Biometric Fees with I600a
08/17/2012 - Received text message from USCIS - they received I600a
08/16/12 - USCIS received I600a application
08/15/12 - Received Home Study and sent I600a to USCIS
08/12/12 - Received Home Study Draft
07/27/12 - Last visit with Social Worker! All information received and she will begin to write the official Home Study!
07/19/12 - Rob and boys' physicals and TB shots completed.
7/13/12 - Social Worker mailed out FBI checks.
7/12/12 - Had our official home visit with our social worker. It went great!
7/10/12 - After lots of research, we've decided to go independent instead of using an agency. We've been in contact with Danielle from DRC Adoption Services and had our first of I'm sure many phone calls with her this morning detailing the process.
7/9/2012 - We've completed and submitted the background forms and had the fingerprinting done. The nice lady at the office said she'd try and speed this through, so we'll see how long it takes.
07/6/2012 - We have our first meeting with the social worker that will be doing our home study. As it turns out, she lives in the same neighborhood, just on the opposite side! She's a wonderful lady and has put many of our fears to rest about the home study.
07/04/2012 - 07/05/2012 - We tell
family and close friends who are more supportive than we ever could have
06/30/2012 - Rob is ready to proceed
and we agree
we want to help a little girl in the Democratic Republic of
Christy & Rob have a very long, 3 hour discussion about
05/18/2012 - 06/28/2012 - Praying and
talking about adoption with each other and our three boys.
05/18/2012 - Christy returns home -
100% sure that it is God's plan for them to adopt a child....Rob is hesitant.
05/07/2012 - Christy tells Rob she feels God nudging them to adopt 1 hour before she gets on a plane to Brazil for a mission