We have wanted to adopt again, but were waiting until we felt God lay it on our hearts that the time was right. That time came for both of us on January 3, 2010
January-February 2010-researched agencies, countries(we were already leaning toward Ethiopia after researching last summer).
February 28, 2010-Applied to AWAA
March 17, 2010-Accepted by AWAA
March 18, 2010-Sent in signed agreements and first installment of program fee.
March 24, 2010-Assigned a family coordinator, Nicole, that will be with us through the whole process.
March 26-27, 2010-Told our families the "news"
April 6, 2010-Finished 8 hour Hague Training
April 13, 2010-Applied to Home Study Agency-Accepted an hour later!! If only it all happened that quickly!
April 24, 2010-First meeting with Home Study Social Worker.
May 21, 2010-Attendend International Adoption Seminar for Home Study.
May 27, 2010-Home Visit for Home Study!!
June 17, 2010-Home Study Finished!!
June 21, 2010-Home Study Arrived!
June 22, 2010-Mailed I600a
July 13, 2010-USCIS Fingerprinting Appt.
August 9, 2010-State Certified our Documents
August 12, 2010-Our I-171h Arrived!!
August 29, 2010-BIG dinner/auction fundraiser!!
August 31, 2010-Sent our Dossier to AWAA!!
Adoption Costs So Far. . .
AWAA Application Fee $250
1/2 Program Fee $1500
Birth & Marriage Certificates $47.75
Physical Exams $50
Hague Training $175
Home Study Application Fee $200
KBI/SRS Fingerprints and Background Checks $180
Home Study & Post Placement Fees $2672
HS Documents Overnighted $21.85
2 Online Courses Required for HS $80
I600a & Fingerprinting Fees $830
State Certification Fee $15
3 Set of Dossier Copies $58.62
Postage for Dossier $36.15
Fees sent with Dossier $7,700
Total Spent: $13816.37