|Photo courtesy of the fabulous Hyperbole and a Half.|
I thought I'd put up a timeline for those wondering; so you could see how our process has been in case you've been following along but not entirely sure of what was going on - ha! (That was ME most days!)
May 22, 2011: Sign on with adop.tion agency
October 18, 2012: Receive referral (match) with our son born December of 2011
July 2013: Complete newly required "2nd acceptance packet" (aka: a dossier)
August 2013: Submitted for em.igr*tion pe.rm*t
November 2013: em.igr*tion pe.rm*t approved!
December 2013: Submitted to court
April 8, 2014: C*urt date issued for May
May 16, 2014: C*urt date
That's a very simplified version of the process. There's been lots of hiccups and bumps along the way, but suffice it to say that we are here now; and we couldn't be more grateful to know that in a month we will be HOLDING our son in real life! It's a moment we've both been longing for.
I will not be posting too much more on here until Baby C is home; because it is the prudent thing to do. But, I wanted to update you all who have followed my story about today's fantastic news!
Thanks for following along and supporting us! I look forward to writing more when my son is home for good. :-)