Thursday, March 16, 2006
Okay, so I went to apply for my passport today and picture was awful - I hope I'm not the only one! Is this what they are going to see when they try to figure out which baby we best match with? If so, I may be in trouble. The close up, no smile photo I can see how unsymetrical my face is! Oh well, it's something I can check off on our "to do" list! One step closer!
Thursday, March 02, 2006
This blog is designed to follow my husband Mike and my (Kelly) journey to adopt our daughter from China. We have already come up with a name for her which is the name of this blog, Mia Jade. We are just starting this exciting process. Hope you enjoy our trip.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
March 19, 2008 - Zane's "Forever Day" - final adoption hearingOctober 24, 2007 - Zane's Gotcha Day!
October 22, 2007 - ZANE was born!!!!
September 18, 2007 - we met the baby's birthmother
September 17, 2007 - we got "the call" that we had been chosen for adoption of a baby boy!
August 17, 2007 - took our scrapbook/album to a local school for pregnant teens for a possible domestic adoption
September 12, 2006 - Major Milestone Date - LID!!! Log in Date
August 20, 2006 - Our dossier made it to CCAA
August 16, 2006 - Milestone Date - DTC! Dossier to China
August 10, 2006 - received an email informing us that our dossier passed critical review at CCAI - sent for translation
August 2, 2006 - received docments back from Chinese Consulate; mailed complete dossier to agency - Yeah!
July 26, 2006 - last two documents (171H & homestudy) sent for authentication
July 21, 2006 - received 171H!!!! sent it off to Tallahassee for certification
July 13, 2006 - received authenticated documents from Consulate
July 6, 2006 - fingerprints taken at Homeland Security
July 5, 2006 - got our fingerprint appointments from Homeland Security
June 30, 2006 - sent 11 of the 13 documents needed for authentication at the Chinese Consulate
June 29, 2006 - CCAI received our home study and sent it to Homeland Security
June 7, 2006 - Mike's passport came in the mail
June 6, 2006 - mailed our I-600A to Homeland Security
May 15, 2006 - final home study meeting - now just need to wait for the report!
May 8, 2006 - second home study meeting
April 28, 2006 - first home study meeting
April 13, 2006 - received the okay to start our home study
April 12, 2006 - Mike applied for his passport - men are so slow! And Kelly's passport came in the mail
April 4, 2006 - mailed our home study packet
March 31, 2006 - received our dossier guide - the paperchase begins!
March 16, 2006 - Kelly applied for passport
March 3, 2006 - received our home study packet
February 24, 2006 - received call informing us our application has been approved!!
February 20, 2006 - mailed our application