Adoption Timeline


March 16, 2012  Submitted Pre-Application

March 16, 2012  Submitted Application  ($300)

March 27, 2012  Accepted into India Pilot Program with America World

March 28, 2012  Mailed Agency Contract ($2,200)

April 11, 2012  Received Dossier Guidelines and Home Study Guidelines

April 17, 2012  Jude’s Physical Exam

April 19, 2012  Fingerprinted for Child Abuse Registry in NY

April 27, 2012  Adult Physical Exams

May 14, 2012  Completed 10 hours of Online Hague Training ($195)

May 17, 2012  Mailed Home Study Paperwork ($2,246)

June 21, 2012  First Home Study Interview

June 29, 2012  Second Home Study Interview
   
July 16, 2012 Fingerprinted for state level criminal check ($60)

July  17, 2012  Final Home Study Interview

August 1, 2012  Registered with CARA (India's Adoption Authority)

August 4, 2012  Submitted I800-A Application to USCIS ($900)

September 2, 2012  Submitted Dossier Papers to Agency ($4,275)
                             
September 17, 2012  USCIS Fingerprints

September 27, 2012  Received USCIS approval

November 7, 2012  New Shared List of Waiting Children Comes Out
         
                          January 9, 2013  Referral (Matched with our twin baby girls!!) ($14,825)

January 16, 2013 Home Study updated and approved for 2 children ($205)

 January 22, 2013 Mailed I-800 Forms, with I-800A Supplement ($360)

February 14, 2013 Received USCIS I-800 Approval, and I-800A Approval

March 12, 2013 Article 5 issued from Consulate in Delhi

June 7, 2013 State Level Clearance in India (ARC)

July 10, 2013 No Objection Clearance (NOC) from Adoption Authorities in India


October 3, 2013 Court Approvals: We have guardianship!

November 12, 2013: The Girls' Passports Arrive at Orphanage

November 21, 2013 Fly to India

November 24, 2013 Visit Girls in Orphanage

November 25, 2013 Appear in Court & pick up girls. OUR FIRST NIGHT TOGETHER

November 29, 2013 Visa Interview at Embassy

November 30, 2013 Medical Exams

December 3, 2013 Pick Up Girls Visas

December 4, 2013 Fly HOME!

3 comments:

  1. Our family has been curiously watching from afar! We are adopting from Ethiopia right now, but would love to adopt from India in the future. Do you have an estimated time for the rest of the process? My email is kleigh(at)psmail(dot)net.

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  2. I love that you have this timeline for your adoption! We are in the process of adopting from India and this gives us an idea of some sort of time frame.


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  3. Hi Auburn! Your story is incredible, and the insight you've provided into the adoption process is fantastic. I would love to get the chance to speak to you sometime! If you wouldn't mind, that is. I couldn't find a contact email on this site, so I'll leave you my email: dac-at-wisdo-dot-com

    Cheers and God Bless!

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