Our Adoption Journey

August 3, 2014 - Said YES! to our hearts and officially decide we're going to take steps in faith to pursue international adoption.

August 4, 2014-September 10th - Research different countries and different agencies and (because God practically laid it in our laps) decide on adopting from Burundi!

September 15, 2014 - Mailed in official application to our agency to adopt a child of 2-5 years old from Burundi in Africa.

September 19, 2014 - Approved! YAY!

HERE WE GO!

December 2014 - Christmas Tree fundraiser! Raised over $800 in tree sales and donations!

January 13, 2015 - Sent in all of our signed/notarized contracts and are officially part of the Burundi Pilot Program with our agency!


March 2, 2015 - After 6 weeks of paper chasing, adoption education courses, fingerprinting, sheriff's office visits, medical exams, and a million phone calls/emails with our paperwork coordinator, we sent in our whole Home Study packet of paperwork! We are now ready for our face-to-face visits with our social worker and ready to start our Dossier paper chase (the BIG one that will be translated and sent to Burundi)!

April 8, 2015 - Home Study home visits completed!

May 13, 2015 - Home Study completed - approval letter in hand! {Big step! Can you hear my exhale on that one?}  ;)

June 26/27, 2015 -  Fundraiser Yard Sale (and the sale of cinnamon rolls and iced coffee)! We were shocked to add up the proceeds after the sale to see that we made over $2,100! Crazy!!!

July 6, 2015 - Dossier sent (from our house) and today it arrived at AGCI! {It is now being translated and getting ready to be sent to Burundi!} This is the biggest milestone yet - having that dossier finished is UH-MAZING! Whew!

July 7, 2015 - USCIS (I-800A) immigration application sent to Homeland Security in Dallas, TX.


July 31, 2015 - USCIS (I-800A) fingerprint appointment.



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