White House Adoption




Adoption Timeline

August 7, 2014 - Submitted Application to Lifeline

August 18, 2014 - Welcome Phone Call

August 25, 2014 - First Home Study Visit



October 30, 2014 - Second Home Study Visit

November 11, 2014 - Third Home Study Visit

November 13, 2014 - Fourth Home Study Phone Call

December 23, 2014 - Home Study Finalized and I-800A Application Sent to USCIS

January 2, 2015 - Notice from USCIS that I-800A was Received by USCIS (Receipt Date of 12/29/2014)

January 10, 2015 - Notice from USCIS of Upcoming Biometric Fingerprinting Appointment

January 26, 2015 - Biometric Fingerprinting Appointment in Atlanta

February 2, 2015 - Received I-797 (I-800A approval) (Approval Date of 01/28/2015)

February 7, 2015 - Noonday Trunk Show Adoption Fundraiser

February 26, 2015 - DTC

March 10, 2015 - LID

March 24, 2015 - Notice that we are "In Process of Translating"

March 26, 2015 - Reviewed File and Asked for Update

March 31, 2015 - Received Update and Videos

April 1, 2015 - Submitted LOI

April 2, 2015 - Received PA for our Son!

April 6, 2015 - Received Notice of Receiving a Reaching Hands Matching Grant

April 15, 2015 - Launched our Be a Hero T-Shirt Fundraiser

April 27, 2015 - Notified that we are out of translation and in review

May 7, 2015 - Received notice that we were awarded a grant from Forever Families Foundation

May 12, 2015 - Notified that our LOA/LSC was received at our agency.

May 13, 2015 - Received and signed LOA and overnighted back to our agency.

May 15, 2015 - I-800 was received in the "lockbox" by USCIS.

May 28, 2015 - I-800 was approved by USCIS.  Approval was too late to be mailed that day, so mailed out on May 29, 2015.

May 30, 2015 - Received notice that we were awarded a grant from Families Outreach

June 2, 2015 - I-800 Approval Received in the Mail

June 3, 2015 - New Pictures and Video of Paxton

June 5, 2015 - Received Cable Letter from NVC to Allow Article 5 Drop Off

June 8, 2015 - Article 5 Drop Off in China (Scheduled for Pick Up on 6/23/2015)

June 9, 2015 - Completed DS-260

June 12, 2015 - Paxton's First Birthday Party

June 2015 - Celebrated Paxton's Birthday at Home

June 23, 2015 - Article 5 Pickup

June 25, 2015 - Travel Approval

June 26, 2015 - Confirmation of Consulate Appointment and Booked Flights

July 8, 2015 - Drive to Atlanta to Spend the Night

July 9, 2015 - Fly to Beijing

July 10, 2015 - Land in Beijing

July 11, 2015 - Tour the Great Wall and Acrobat Show

July 12, 2015 - Bullet Train to Nanjing

July 13, 2015 - PAXTON DAY!!!!!

July 22, 2015 - Consulate Appointment

All of my Adoption blog posts are labeled with Adoption and I blogged throughout our trip to China.

I did a post explaining the acronyms, terms, and processes related to our Chinese adoption.  You can find it here.


Other Adoption Related Posts:
Adoption is Hard
Praying
Orphan Sunday (and Week)
Waiting
What's In a Name?
We're Leaving on a Jet Plane...
One Month