Tuesday, January 15, 2013

One more step down!

I came across this diagram on Facebook the other day. Back before we started our adoption with Rose, I really didn't understand why it took so dang long to adopt a baby internationally. I mean, willing parents, abandoned kids-- why couldn't we just head over and pick up our baby? But as I soon learned, there are a lot of steps to go through to make sure everything is done according to the laws and dictates of both the baby's birth country and our country. Here's a diagram that lays it all out:

As of yesterday, we have reached step 10! Our I800 was approved! The next two steps take about a week and about two weeks, respectively, so we hope to be waiting for step 13 by Chinese New Year (February 11-15) and hope to have our travel approval the first week of March in order to travel in the middle of the month.


Karen D. Austin said...

Thanks for clarifying the process. And congrats for advancing further through these steps. Squee!

Bridget Cole said...

Wow!!! How exciting! March is very soon :) I hope it goes quickly for you! Yay!