Timeline

We wanted to keep a record of the progress we’ve made in our adoption progress.  Below is a timeline of everything we’ve completed.  It’s very cut and dry, but serves its purpose. 

Type of Adoption: Private Domestic Infant
Status: Finalized
Expenses to Date: $21,111.40
Still to be Paid: $0.00


Condensed Version

Started Paperwork: 10/15/12
Home Study Approved: 1/14/13
Matched: 8/11/13
Placement: 1/16/14
Finalization: 7/21/14

Detailed Version

7/21/14
Finalization!

7/20/14
K's Gotcha Day Cookout

7/14/14
Attend pediatrician appointment

7/11/14
Attend Adoption Network general support and discussion meeting

6/11/14
Attend Adoption Network general support and discussion meeting

6/7/14
Sixth (and final!) Post-Placement Home Visit

5/15/14
Attend 4 month pediatrician appointment

5/14/14
Attend Adoption Network general support and discussion meeting

5/9/14
Mail final payment to attorney (finalization fees) - $1,000.00

5/8/14
Drop off final payment at agency (placement invoice) - $13,297.50

5/6/14
Fifth Post-Placement Home Visit - begin pre-finalization paperwork!

4/25/13
First post-placement visit with J!

4/9/14
Attend Adoption Network general support and discussion meeting

4/7/14
Fourth Post-Placement Home Visit

3/20/14
Attend pediatrician appointment

3/14/14
Attend 2 month pediatrician appointment

3/4/14
Third Post-Placement Home Visit

2/12/14
Attend 1 month pediatrician appointment

2/6/14
Second Post-Placement Home Visit

1/31/14
Katie's mom, sister and brother-in-law visit to meet baby K

1/25/14
Michigan friends visit to meet baby K

1/22/14
Start paperwork with attorney
File Ohio Putative Father Paperwork - $159.00

1/20/14
First Post-Placement Home Visit

1/18/14
Katie's Dad, Step-Mom and Sister visit to meet baby K

1/17/14
Newborn Photo Session!

1/16/14
Visit agency to sign all placement paperwork
Receive placement invoice

1/15/14
Attend first pediatrician appointment for baby K
J and legal father sign parental rights release

1/13/14
Baby K comes home

1/12/14
Baby K is born!!

1/8/14
Attend Adoption Network general support and discussion meeting

1/7/13
Attend doctor appointment

12/27/13
Attend doctor appointment

12/19/13
Create Until Forever... bloglovin' page

12/14/13
Michigan baby shower!

12/11/13
Attend doctor appointment
Hospital tour

12/5/13
Attend ultrasound

11/21/13
Attend doctor appointment

11/20/13
Work baby shower!

11/13/13
Attend Adoption Network general support and discussion meeting

11/9/13
Ohio baby shower!

11/7/13
Attend first hand views adoption held by our agency

11/1/13
Create Until Forever... Facebook page

10/31/13
Attend doctor appointment

10/29/13
Meet up with co-worker to discuss adoption

10/23/13
Schedule hospital tour and pre-registration

10/20/13
Premier Designs and Thirty-One Gifts Benefit Fundraiser

10/15/13
Attend doctor appointment

10/9/13
Attend follow up ultrasound appointment

9/27/13
Attend doctor appointment

9/12/13
Tour potential daycare

9/11/13
Submit required documents for alternate caregiver
Attend Adoption Network general support and discussion meeting

9/10/13
Pay invoice for match fee and 1/2 birth mother expenses - $3000.00
Submit required documents for home study addendum
Receive invoice for birth mother medical expense not covered by insurance

9/8/13
Attend Ice Cream Social held by our agency

9/6/13
Attend ultrasound appointment with J - It's a Girl!

9/5/13
Home visit for home study addendum
Receive alternate caregiver forms to be completed

9/4/13
Submit additional home study question

9/3/13
Contact attorney to discuss finalization

8/30/13
Attend doctor appointment with J
Schedule additional visit for home study addendum
Receive additional home study questions for addendum

8/29/13
Receive match letter and estimated remaining fees breakdown from agency
Request home study addendum to include foster-to-adopt (situation specific)

Copies Made:
Past two months proof of income
Most recent utility bills

8/11/13
Meet with J and birth parent counselor
Receive call that we are OFFICIALLY MATCHED!!

8/9/13
Receive word that "E" really liked our profile but did choose another family
Receive THE CALL - birth mom "J" wants to meet us!
Schedule meeting for Sunday, 8/11/13

7/30/13
Receive potential match opportunity with birth mom "J"

7/26/13
Receive word that "C" picked another family
Receive potential match opportunity with birth mom "E"

7/15/13
Decide we will be unable to work with second agency at this time
Receive potential match opportunity from first agency with birth mom "C"

7/9/13 - 7/12/13
Assemble nursery furniture and arrange nursery!

7/3/13
Nursery furniture arrives!

6/29/13
Receive example look book copies in the mail from second agency

6/26/13
Receive post acceptance documents for completion from second agency

6/25/13
Receive draft copy of revised look book
Receive acceptance e-mail from second agency

6/24/13
Update Child Characteristics paperwork with original agency

6/23/13
Order nursery furniture set!

6/20/13
Receive word that "F" chose another family
Order draft copy of revised look book - $47.98

6/19/13
Receive communication that "F" is still reviewing profiles

6/17/13
Receive information about matching opportunity from original agency with birth mom "F"

6/4/13
Receive information about matching opportunity with original agency - choose not to be presented

6/3/13
Submit application to second adoption agency to increase search opportunities - $200.00

Required Documentation:
Marriage License Photocopy
Birth Certificates - Certified Copies - $69.00
Statements of Faith
Contact information for 6 references
Current Family Photo - $2.84

5/23/13
Receive word that "S & W" chose another family

5/22/13
Look book and letter presented to birth parents, "S & W" creating adoption plan for their two children

5/8/13
Receive word that "J" chose another family
Agency Waiting Families Q&A Session
Adoption Network Cleveland General Support and Discussion meeting

5/6/13
Receive information about matching opportunity with birth mom "J"

3/17/13
Adoption Network Cleveland General Support and Discussion meeting

3/5/13
Receive information about matching opportunity - choose not to be presented

3/2/13
Receive word that "H" chose another family

3/1/13
Receive word that "D" chose another family
Receive information about matching opportunity with birth mom "H"

2/26/13
Receive information about matching opportunity with birth mom "D"

2/16/13
Begin AdoptionBug fundraiser


2/15/13
Receive first 'waiting families' group e-mail from our agency.  

2/13/13
Attend first General Support and Discussion Meeting at Adoption Network Cleveland

2/4/13
Begin AdoptTogether fundraiser

2/2/13
Begin CoupAide fundraiser

1/22/13
Pay invoice for home study, 2nd ½ training fee and private search fee - $2,250.00

Forms complete and submitted:
Openness Checklist for Adoptive Parents
Adoptive Family Openness Commitment

1/14/13
Receive home study approval letter
Receive invoice for home study, 2nd ½ training fee and private search fee

Forms complete and submitted:
Parent online profile
Authorization and release for online profile

1/7/12
Complete birth mother letters
Drop off look books and birth mother letters at agency

12/11/12
Order six copies of final look book - $179.94

12/3/12
Complete and order one copy of look book initial draft - $38.98

12/1/12
Last home study visit
Safety Audit
Complete child characteristics checklist

11/26/12
First home study visit

11/25/12
Create and post home evacuation plan
Post emergency contacts list
Begin Amazon.com fundraiser

11/19/12
Schedule home study visits

11/16/12
Complete and submit home study questionnaires

11/13/12
Social worker assigned
Receive initial home study questions
Personal reference #4 received by agency

11/10/12
Attend 8 hours state required training
FBI/BCII fingerprinting and background check - $139.98

11/9/12
Submit all paperwork and documents to date - $750.00
Attend 4 hours state required training

11/8/12
Attend Firsthand Views of Adoption Seminar
Personal reference #2 received by agency
Personal reference #3 received by agency

11/6/12
Personal reference #1 received by agency

11/5/12
Complete and get physician approval on medical statements

10/31/12
Complete fire inspection

Forms Complete:
Authorization to disclose protected health information
Authorization for release of confidential information
Affidavit of no criminal record
Financial statement
Drinking water statement - $27.00
Pet Immunizations

10/17/12
Distribute personal references

Forms Complete:
Application for child placement
Central registry clearance
Other state & other country child abuse registries
Adoptive family letter of understanding
Employer references

Copies Made:
Drivers’ licenses
Most recent form 1040
Insurance cards
Marriage license
Birth certificates

10/15/12
Decide on agency

10/2/12
Attend information session at local agency

10/1 – 10/15/12
Research adoption options and five different agencies

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this detailed timeline. My husband and I are just starting to seriously consider beginning the adoption process and this timeline helps us have a realistic idea of what to expect and all the requirements big and small. I wish you both the best and hope you have your little one soon. I am certain God has the perfect child for you.

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