Timeline

3.29.11 Prescreening Interview
3.29.11 Added to the waiting list
6.2.11 Off the waiting list
6.14.11 YWAM application sent
6.15.11 Accepted into YWAM
7.15.11 Process put on hold
12.19.11 Applied to CHI and LCFS
12.27.11 Accepted into CHI
1.17.12 Home Study Interview #1
1.31.12 Dave's Individual Home Study Interview
4.10.12 Sara's Individual Home Study Interview
4.10.12 Our Home Visit
4.11.12 Infant and Child CPR class complete
4.17.12 Parenting and Marriage Home Study Interview
5.23.12 DCFS Approval for Home Study
6.5.12 Home Study Approved by CHI
6.7.12 I600a in the mail
6.14.12 Confirmation that USCIS received our I600a
6.23.12 Received fingerprinting appointments for July 9th
7.9.12 Fingerprinting appointments
7.21.12 Received I171H in the mail
7.23.12 Sent in Dossier
8.20.12 Found out we were getting a referral for a little boy
8.22.12 Got to see our little guys face, know his name and hear his story
8.24.12 Received the official paper referral for the mini
8.25.12 Sent our referral acceptance to CHI
8.25.12 Celebrated with friends and family at our fundraiser shower
8.27.12 Received news that we got the Show Hope grant
9.20.12 Our case was submitted to court
10.17.12 Received a court date of October 31st
10.30.12 Met Fraol for the first time
10.31.12 Fraol officially became a VanWinkle!
11.14.12 Received first birth certificate with errors
11.22.12 Received the new birth certificate
12.5.12 Passport complete
12.11.12 Case submitted to the Embassy
12.17.12 Received clearance from the Embassy!
12.22.12 Leave for Ethiopia
12.24.12 Pick up Fraz from the TC!
12.26.12 Embassy Appointment
12.29.12 Home at last!