Timeline

Rowynn’s adoption timeline:

i800a approval- 5/12/2014 (Our petition to USCIS to adopt a child from China is approved)
matched with Rowynn – 7/21/2014
DTC – 8/22/2014 (Our dossier is sent to China)
LID – 8/25/2014 (Our dossier is officially logged in at the CCCWA)
LOI – 8/25/2014 (Letter of Intent, the letter we send to China requesting permission to adopt Rowynn)
PA – 8/26/2014 (Pre Approval from China to adopt Rowynn)
LOA/LSC – 11/7/2014 (Official letter of approval from the CCCWA)
i800 approval – 11/26/2014 (last USCIS step to adopt Rowynn)
NVC cable – 12/9/2014
Article 5 drop-off – 12/11/2014
Article 5 pick-off – 12/29/2014

NEXT STEP – Article 5 will be submitted to CCCWA in Beijing on 1/5/2015 to issue travel approval)

Finnley’s adoption timeline:

LOI – 10/25/2012 (Letter of Intent, the letter we send to China requesting permission to adopt Finnley Grace)
PA – 10/29/2012 (Pre Approval from China to adopt Finnley, we have 6 months to submit our dossier)
i800a – 1/25/2013 (Our petition to USCIS to adopt a child from China)
DTC – 2/15/2013 (Our dossier is sent to China)
LID – 2/25/2013 (Our dossier is officially logged in at the CCCWA)
OOT – 3/8/2013 (Our dossier has been translated into Chinese and is officially “in process”)
LOA/LSC – 4/15/2013 (Official letter of approval from the CCCWA)
i800 – 4/30/2013 (Our final petition to USCIS to adopt Finnley)
NVC cable – 5/6/2013 (visa approval is sent to China)
Article 5 drop – 5/7/2013 (final visa paperwork is dropped off at the consulate)
Article 5 pick up – 5/21/2013 (final visa paperwork is picked up at the consulate and submitted to CCCWA for final approval)
TA – 6/12/2013 (travel approval issued by CCCWA)
Gotcha day – 7/1/2013 (day we met our daughter in her province)
CA – 7/9/2013 (consulate appointment for Finnley’s visa to enter the US)
HOME!! – 7/11/2013

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