August -Made decision that we would begin pursuing adoption rather than having another bio kid

September 13th -Chose Ethiopia!!

September 21st -Found Adoption Agency and Home Study Agency

October 25th -Physical Exam for Home Study ($36)
                       Official Copies of Birth Certificates ($46)

October 31st -Mailed Agency Application ($250)

November 1st -Turned in Home Study Paperwork ($100)
                        Applied for Adoption Grant ($16)

November 7th -Mailed in Agency Contract ($2,417)

November 11th -Agency Orientation with Lifeline
                          Applied for Matching Grant with GGAM ($10)

November 12th -Updated Dogs Rabies Shots ($40)

November 17th -Home Study Visit ($875)

November 29th -Final Home Study Visit

December 9th -Received HS Draft ($1100)
                        Ethiopia Changed Age Requirement

December 12th -Transferred to DR of Congo

December 20th -Congo Orientation
                          Received Approved HS

December 22nd -Filed I600A ($890)
                           Paid Remainder of 2nd Agency Fee($1183)
                           Applied for Perpetual Change Grant ($20)

December 26th -Got passport sized photos for visa, passport & dossier ($53)

December 28th -Renewed Ashton's Passport ($135)
                          Paid for Online Education Seminar ($150)

January 13th -Received Ashton's Passport

January 31st -Home Study to Congo *Officially Waiting!!* ($3400)

February 1st -Applied for Hand in Hand matching grant

February 23rd- Biometric Fingerprints

March- Received Immigration Approval - I-171

May 4th- Referral!!!

June 8th- Matched with birth mom for baby boy due in October!!!

June 29th- Got our first foster placement (3 year old boy named W)

October 12th- Kade was born!

November 30th- Congo adoption on hold

December 14th- Kades adoption finalization

December 17th- Approval to adopt W (our foster son)

Still to come:
-Visas Issued
-Embassy Interview