*Results not typical
My dear friend Jill told me I need to put a disclaimer on my timelines! We have been blessed to have both our adoptions move very quickly. While our timelines are super fast, using a small, efficient, and highly skilled agency contributed to the fast time frame.

Timeline to adopt Ellen Christine
January 16, 2011- Chris proposed the idea of adoption
January 27,2011- Announced to family and friends our decision
February ,2011- Mailed contract to Madison
April 15,2011- Homestudy complete!
May 25,2011-Homestudy approved by the state!
May 27,2011-Fed Ex'd I800-A form to Texas & All forms needed for dossier authentication to Madison Adoption Associates in Delaware
June 7,2011-Received reciept notice of our I800-A (Application for determination of suitability to adopt a child from a convention country official reciept date May 31)
July 7, 2011-Fingerprint appointment (went in early in St. Louis on June 21)
July 25,2011-Approval for I800a
August 15,2011- DTC!!!! (Dossier to China)
August 24,2011-LID! (Log in date)
August 31,-2011Matched with Ellie (a BEAUTIFUL 17 month old baby girl!!!)
September 6,2011-Pre Approval
November 28,2011-Letter of Acceptence (aka LOA or Letter of Approval)
December 28,2011-NVC
December 30,2011-Article 5 dropped off
January 17, 2012-Article 5 pick up
February 8,2012-Travel Approval
February 26,2012-Gotcha Day!
March 5,2012-Consulate Appointment

Timeline to adopt Isaac Edward

June 22, 2012-Decided to begin the process again to bring second little girl home from China!
November 5, 2012-Homestudy Update Approved
December 14, 2012 USCIS Fingerprint Appointment
December 21,2012 USCIS APPROVAL!!!!!!
January 2, 2012 Documents submitted to courier for authentications
January 14,2013 DTC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 17, 2013 LID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 25, 20123 It's a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Referral!!!
February 4, 2013 PA
March 11, 2013 LOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3/28/2013 I800 receipt date
4/09/2013 I800 approval
4/17/2015 NVC letter pdf
April 19, 2013 Article 5 dropped off
May 3, 2013 Article 5 pick up
May 10, 2013 Travel Approval!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 3,2013 Gotcha Day for Chris!
June 10, 2013 Consulate Appointment
June 12, 2013 Home at last with Daddy AND Mommy!!!!

Timeline to adopt Sophie Grace
July 18, 2014 First saw her face! "Grace" on Love without Boundaries Facebook page & and our agency page-prayed all weekend
July 20, 2014 Chris said "let's go for it"!!!!
July 21, 2014-Called agency, learned a family was reviewing file & we prayed for God's will be done.
July 23 2014-Contacted by agency "Grace" was available! Contacted Dr to review medical file & sent all documents via email.
July 25, 2014 PA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 5, 2014 Home Study update approved by State of IL (SAME date as 2 years earlier!!!)
December 9, 2014- USCIS Fingerprint appointment (went in a day early of our appt.)
January 12, 2015 DTC
January 20, 2015 LID
March 6, 2015 (soft LOA)
March 9, 2015 LOA offical copy received by agency!!!!
April 2, 2015 Article 5 Drop off
April 20, 2015 Article 5 Pick up
April 24, 2015 Travel Approval
May 25, 2015 Gotcha Day!
June 02, 2015 Consulate Day
June 04, 2015 Home at last!

Timeline to Patrick Lewis
April 2015-First saw his face
October 19, 2015 Home study Update completed, supplement 3 sent to USCIS
November 6, 2015 Found out he was critically ill and we would not be able to bring him home