Image by S Migol via FlickrIn an effort to clean up the blog a little bit, I am making our time line a post. Then I will add a link to click on in the side bar. Apparently, I'm still in a bit of an organizing mood and I want to clean up the blog a tad. (for those of you not on facebook-I have been on a closet cleaning rampage this weekend). No one got hurt though, so no worries there. ;-)
Alright, enough of that, back to the reason for this blog post:
Our Adoption Timeline: Haiti
Here is where we are, where we've been, and where we're going...
First trip to Haiti, Mama met the boys: July 2008
Applied to the creche to adopt: July 25, 2008
Rec'd approval from 3A's: August 6, 2008
Dossier and International Home Study preparation: August 2008-February 2009
Second trip to Haiti; first time officially as Mama December 2008
International Home Study approved: January 2009
Third trip to Haiti for Mama, first for Papa March 2009
Dossier to Haiti: March 9, 2009
Fourth trip to Haiti for Mama April 2009
I-600 filed in Haiti April 20, 2009
Birthparent interview May 20, 2009
USCIS made a "favorable determination" about the orphan status of the boys: June 5, 2009
First Legal: ??
Enter IBESR: September ?? 2009 (we were notified on September 18, 2009)
(time from dossier to Haiti to being notified that we entered IBESR = 193 days or 6 months and 9 days.)
Exit IBESR: November 18, 2009 (that is TWO months). God is GREAT!!
2nd Legal: ?
Enter MOI: ?
Earthquake: January 12, 2010
8 hours not knowing if the boys were okay or not. Lots of prayer.....lot of tears of relief when we got word that they were unharmed.
Visa: Humanitarian Parole issued January 18, 2010
Travel to bring the boys home: Boys arrived in Florida on January 18, 2010. We arrived in Florida on Tuesday January 19, 2010 and returned to Arizona on Weds. January 20, 2010
From and including:DTH Monday, March 9, 2009
To, but not including : Us getting to the boys in Florida Tuesday, January 19, 2010
It is 316 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date
Or 10 months, 10 days