The Process so Far...

March 5, 2011 – Webinar video through Spence Chapin
March 7, 2011 – Received application from Spence Chapin
March 7-12, 2011 – Gathered info and doctors notes for application
March 14, 2011 – Sent in application to Spence Chapin
March 15 – May 15, 2011 – Work on getting financial statement that guaranteed payment for adoption
May 16, 2011 – Officially accepted into Spence Chapin –Hooray!
May 20, 2011 – Send application to FAC (local agency through which home study will be done )
May 27, 2011 – Receive acceptance from FAC along with a HUGE packet of paperwork to fill out
May 28 – June 24, 2011 – Gathered info, wrote essays, had physical exams and finished all paperwork in     packet.
June 24, 2011 - Packet sent out to FAC
June 30, 2011 – FAC informs us paperwork is completed correctly and we are assigned a social worker
July 19, 2011 – 1st Home Study
July 21, 2011 - Korea Webinar through Spence Chapin
July 26, 2011 – Made picture book and wrote letter for birthparents
Aug 4, 2011 – 2nd Home Study

Sept 5, 2011 - Received finished Home Study Report

Sept 7, 2011 - Sent in I-600a form with home study to governemt to obtain visa

Sept 7, 2011 -  Sent all material for dossier to Spence Chapin

Sept 14, 2011 - Received government confirmation and given date of fingerprinting ( 4 weeks YUCK!)

Oct  14, 2011 - Fingerprints Complete

Oct 18, 2011 - Received notice that our forms were being processed from government

Oct 28, 2011 - Received call from Spence - Chapin that our home study needed to be changed, changed homestudy that day and talked to our officer at Homeland Security, she held our case until she received the new homestudy.

Oct 29, 2011 - Received new homestudy

Oct 31, 2011 - Mailed out new homestudy to Homeland Security Officer

Nov 7, 2011 - We are APPROVED -I-171H form received!!! YIPEE!

Nov 9, 2011 - Faxed I-171H form to Spence Chapin

Dec 21, 2011 - Dossier sent to SWS - OFFICIALLY WAITING!