TIMELINE TO TATE
May waiting for single slot with West Sands
July 11 got call to start with the paper chase
Aug 8 medical appointment
Sept 6 officially started paid fees with agency and Home Study
Sept 6 certified birth certificates
Sept 6 criminal check for local police department
Sept 12 first Home study
Sept 12 BCIS form for background screening signed
Oct 24 second Homes study
Oct 25 third Home study
Oct 31 fourth and final Home Study
Nov 5 Home study was FedEx
Nov 7 I-600 A appointment thought I could write a check…OOPS!!!
Nov 9 I-600 A appointment with bank check… Yeah!!!
Nov 9 finger printing FBI
Nov 14 turned in Dossier for State Authentication
Nov 18 picked up Dossier for State Authentication
Nov 29 Got the infamous I-171 H in the mail…. Passed out
Dec 1 Copy of I-171 H Authenticated by State
Jan 9 FedEx complete Dossier to agency
Jan 11 FedEx to DC for Certification from US Government and Chinese Consulate
Jan 13 (lucky Friday the thirteenth) recieved BROWN ENVELOPE in the mail!!!!
Jan 16 FEDERAL HOLIDAY- Martin Luther King Day- offices closed
Jan 27 DTC!!!! FALSE START....WAAAAAAAA
FEB 3 DTC!!!!!!! OFFICIALLY........SCREAMS OF JOY!!!
MARCH 7 LID!!!!! magical number seven.... Start the official countdown!!!
March 7..... 12 months of waiting for you.
March 7 ....24 months of waiting for you
March 7....36 months of waiting.
April 6....Referral... first time ever I saw your sweet beautiful face
April 21.....Visa for travel to China
April 21....Care package sent thru Ann of Red Thread China
April 28....got history translated correctly... got to know more about my girl.
April 30.... Update pictures of Tate at 8 months.
May 11 got TA!!! Waiting for when we travel to you.