Molly Kate’s Timeline
March 8th – Zach and I decide it is time to start some research. We send some emails and starting praying like crazy.
March 19th – We schedule a visit with a social worker to talk about different countries.
March 30th – I meet with Lisa Mosley (love her!) and narrow down our options to South Korea or China.
April 4th – We decide on South Korea!
April 11th – We mail our pre-application to AIAA.
April 20th – We receive notification from AIAA that we’re pre-approved!
May 17th – We have our first home study visit with Lisa.
June 6th – We receive discouraging news from our AIAA: Things in Korea are slowing down significantly.
June 9th – We have our second meeting with Lisa to discuss options (again).
June 10th – We decide we need to make a change and are excited about it.
June 13th – We make the final decision to enter China’s Waiting Child Program.
June 20th – Our application was accepted with CCAI.
June 23rd – We have our first home study visit with our new social worker!
June 27th – We complete our service contracts with CCAI and mail off our first payment.
July1st – Our second meeting with our social worker.
July 7th – Our third meeting with our social worker.
July 14th – Our fourth, and final meeting with our awesome social worker, Amanda!
July 28th – Our fundraiser at Katy’s Gifts.
August 17th – We receive our complete home study. Mail I-800A.
September 30th – We receive I-797 (approval of I-800A).
October 15th – We mail our complete dossier to our agency for approval!
November 10th – Our dossier is mailed to China!
November 16th – Our dossier is in China and waiting to be logged-in. At this point we can receive a referral at any time!
November 17th – Our dossier is logged in. Wow – that was fast!
December 20th – REFERRAL!
December 21st – We mail our Letter of Intent (LOI) to officially accept our referral.
December 22nd – Our LOI is accepted by the CCCWA (China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption).
January 3rd – We receive our Pre-Approval from the CCCWA to adopt Molly Kate.
April 30th – We receive our Letter of Acceptance from China (LOA).
May 1st – Mail off our I-800 to USCIS.
May 17th – I-800 provisional approval
May 25th – NVC cabled (Molly Kate’s visa)
June 12th – Article 5 pick-up…now waiting on travel approval!
July 3rd – Travel Approval!
July 12th – Leave for China! Travel from Nashville to Detroit to Hong Kong.
July 13th – Arrive in Hong Kong.
July 15th – Travel from Hong Kong to Guangzhou.
July 16th – GOTCHA DAY!!! Meet our sweet Molly Kate for the first time.
July 26th – Travel from Guangzhou to Hong Kong.
July 27th- Fly from Hong Kong to Detroit. Unfortunately, our flight to Nasvhille is cancelled and we are stranded in Detroit an extra day. 😦
July 28th – HOME as a family of SIX!!