April 24: We start researching other countries, agencies, and foster care. We agree that international adoption is still the best fit for our family and narrow it down to a few Asian countries.
April 30: After a time of fasting and prayer, we are ready to move forward with guidance from the Lord. We begin to pray specifially for "Little Sister." The boys are excited!
May 1: Sent in Waiting Child application to Holt.
May 6: Sent in Formal Application to Holt. Decide on Korea.
May 20: Phone interview with CA director: we are approved to move forward!
May 28: Fingerprints and bloodwork
June 9: Sent completed Homestudy packet to Holt Sacramento!
June 21: Marathon home visit/interviews with Social Worker
June 28: Home Study complete
July 18: Home Study approved: we are officially on the "wait list!"
Aug 1 : I-600A submitted to USCIS
September 9: Fingerprints!
October 30: I171h
March 2, 2009: Waiting Child Referral!!!!!!
March 13: LEGALS!
March 16: I600 submitted
April 3: I600 APPROVAL!
April 24: EP (Emigration Permit)
JULY 13: TRAVEL CALL!!!!!!!!!!
July 20: We meet Elliana for the first time!
July 22: Forever Family Day In Korea~ We are a family of 6!!!
July 25, 2009: HOME Forever!!!
March 12, 2010: Finalization! Elliana is officially our daughter & a U.S. citizen!