Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Timeline to Asher

3/9/2010 Apply to Madison
4/17 1st homestudy visit

4/23 2nd hs visit

4/24 3rd hs visit

4/26 Paul's physical

4/28 Chelsea's physical

5/8 4th hs visit

5/11 Lock Jun'an's file and send (LOI) {letter of intent to China requesting permission to pursue adoption}

5/13 PA {pre-approval from China to proceed}

6/2 Homestudy complete and sent to SCDSS

6/18 Letter from DSS saying we are approved in SC and our case is sent to USCIS {immigration}

6/18 Applied to USCIS I-800A

6/21 Application accepted

7/28 Fingerprinted for USCIS {early walk-in}

8/23 USCIS approval I-797

8/26 State Certifications

8/28 Documents sent to courier in Washington DC

8/30 US State Department certified

9/2 Chinese Embassy authenticated

9/3 Documents back to us

9/28 DTC {our dossier went to China}

10/12 LID {our dossier is logged into the computers}

11/15 LOA {Letter of acceptance from CCAA}

11/17 application sent to USCIS

11/23 receipt from USCIS

12/3 I-800 Provisional Approval

12/13 Cabled

12/13 NVC Letter

12/20 Article 5 Dropped off at Consulate

1/4 Article 5 Issued to CCAA

1/10 Article 5 Delivered to CCAA

1/24 Travel Approval

2/14 Travel

2/16 Gotcha

2/17 Adoption

3/2 CA

3/5 Home!