On this page we will keep a timeline of the adoption process from start to finish, as well as links to specific articles relating to the event.
Feb 17,2012 – Through a series of circumstances, God places adoption on our hearts.
Feb 24, 2012 – We make the decision to adopt and start researching options.
Feb 26, 2012 – Apply for pre-approval to an agency that offers adoption in the three countries we’re considering: South Korea, Ethiopia, and Ghana.
Feb 28, 2012 – Pre-approved for Ethiopia, Ghana, and Russia. Denied approval for Korea due to age restrictions.
Mar 12, 2012 – Apply for pre-approval to another agency. Approved for adoption in Ethiopia and Bulgaria (and Ghana when it officially opens).
Mar 20, 2012 – Decide to go with Agency #2 in Ethiopia. Begin the official application process.
April 1, 2012 – Send in formal application. This included all of our financial information, medical summaries, photos of our family and house, and lots of other stuff that I’m sure we’ll send in again with our dossier.
April 5, 2012 – ACCEPTED into the Ethiopia program!
April 18, 2012 – After lots of research, we decided against adopting in Ethiopia and switched agencies for the final time.