Our Adoption Timeline

April 1st, 2004 Chose agency, Holt International Children's Services
April 7th, 2004 Mailed adoption application to Holt
April 28th, 2004 Received package from Holt with questionaire and medical forms
May 12th, 2004 Mailed back questionaire package to Holt
May 13th, 2004 China adoption guidebook received
June 6th, 2004 First home-study meeting with Holt social worker
June 15th, 2004 Fingerprinted for home-study
July 8th, 2004 Second home-study meeting with Holt social worker
July 12th, 2004 Received first draft of home-study
July 13th, 2004 First parenting class (required by Holt)
July 16th, 2004 Mailed I-600A to USCIS (Approval for Lily to become a US citizen)
August 12th, 2004 Fingerprinted in Newark, NJ for I-600A
September 25th, 2004 Received I-171H from USCIS (Form stating the I-600A was approved)
October 5th, 2004 Mailed dossier package to the Holt office in Oregon
October 22nd, 2004 DTC (Documents To China)
November 5th, 2004 LID (Log In Date) at CCAA
May 24th, 2005 Referral Date
July 19th - August 5th Travel Dates
July 26th GOTCHA DAY!!!

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined
to meet regardless of time, place, or circumstance.
The red thread may stretch or tangle but will never break."
-- Ancient Chinese Belief