Sunday, February 17, 2008

Complete Adoption Timeline-This is "Why is it taking so long?"

Updated timeline
Here is an updated timeline. Again it may make no sense to those not going through the process, however many adopting families read adoption blogs and like to see timelines.

4/25/06-signed with Adoptions from the Heart

5/2/06-I-600A filed

5/23/06-Federal Fingerprints

6/30/06-Homestudy hand delivered to Albany INS

7/12/06-I-171 issued

7/14/06-Dossier sent to Guat. Consulate NYC via courier

7/17/06-referral received

7/18/06-referral accepted after review by Dr. Aronson

7/19/06-dossier received back after authentication

7/28/06-POA signed and dossier hand delivered to lawyer

7/27-7/29/06-trip to sign POA in Guatemala

8/9/06-Hired Adoption Supervisors

8/?/06-attorney lost I 171-H

9/10/06-new I 171-H to attorney, delay in translation of documents

9/19/06-POA registered

9/27/06-Enter Family Court

10/10/06-Social Worker interview canceled, bio mom can't make it

11/7/06-Social Worker interview and DNA completed

11/13/06-DNA 99.9% match

11/19-25/06-1st visit trip

11/24/06-out of Family Court

12/8/06-Preapproval issued by US Embassy

1/9/07-Enter PGN

1/30/07-Assigned reviewer

2/1/07-6 previos (mistakes) so they claim, reviewer fired, bio mom needs to be re interviewed

3/20/07-bio mom interview-can't make it

3/28/07-bio mom interview-can't make it

4/20/07-bio mom interview-can't make it

5/7/07-bio mom interview completed

5/25/07-back to PGN (2nd time submitted)

6/6/07-kicked out of PGN

6/22/07-back to PGN (3rd time submitted)

7/6/07-kicked out of PGN

7/18-24/07-second visit trip

7/24?/07-lawyers have had enough of PGN, enter Judicial Review

9/7/07-Judge reinterviews bio mom

9/19?/07-Judge rules in our favor, PGN has 3 days to appeal

9/19/07-Informed we are now going to the appeals court

10/9/07-Informed PGN missed the 3 day appeal opportunity, adoption is completed!
10/25?/07-Birth mom gives final signature

10/26/07-Documents to civil registry

11/19/07-Guatemala City birth certificate issued

11/22/07-Passport issued

11/26/07-Translation of documents completed

11/28/07-Second DNA authorization

11/30/07-DNA sample taken so we were told-lawyers screwed up again

12/4/07-DNA actually taken

12/10/07-DNA results

12/11/07-DNA results at the US embassy in Guatemala. At this point there were MAJOR screw ups with the I-72 that had been issued. Someone was lying-the lawyers or the US embassy??

1/7/08-Pink, with the help of Senators and others.

1/11/08-Embassy appointment

1/14/08-Pick up Visa

2/15/08-Received in the mail Dillon's Certificate of Citizenship

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