The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Round Two Update

I know it's been a long, long time since I've updated about our second adoption. It's been quite a road. So, here's the deal. We're embarking on a domestic Black infant adoption through Covenant Care Services in Macon, GA.

As you may recall, we had our home study updated in the fall, so it ought to be current. However, the agency we used had to close it's doors. So, no one can amend that home study to reflect a domestic adoption. Thus, we find ourselves requiring a whole new update. So, we've been up to our ears in paperwork for the last month. We should be able to send in the packet for our update tomorrow.

My tentative, guestimate, hopeful timeline is that we'll be ready to go "on the list" by the end July and that we'll be picked by Christmas. But, timing is what it is, so I'm holding these ideas loosely. We shall see. So, anyway, that's where we're at. We thank you for your prayers on behalf of our family.


Tarah said...

keep us posted. How exciting for your family. :)

sari said...

Rachel and Co.,
Very exciting news! July is only a few heartbeats away!
Thinking about you on this step of your adoption journey!

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My Man and Me
married 7/7/2001


ours through biology, born 7/25/2004, home 8/1/2004


ours through adoption from Liberia, West Africa, born 7/15/2005, home 10/25/2007


ours through domestic adoption, born 1/15/2011, home 2/10/2011, final 8/3/2011

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Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued