Announced our decision to adopt in the Life A Bit Sweeter blog
Received information packet from America World
Opened information packet from America World
Opened up the adoption checking account to keep funds separate
Submitted our preliminary application to America World ($250)
Accepted to become clients of America World!
Submitted adoption agreement to America World ($1500)
Attended AWAA homestudy orientation & submitted homestudy application.
Fingerprints submitted to local police department for background checks
($56 for prints and $18.30 overnight mail)
Received official copies of birth certificates for family ($112 and $14 for parking)
Received official copies of driving records ($24)
Notarizations received for documents. ($26.92)
Received official copies of marriage license ($11)
Completed Hague Training. ($175)
First Homestudy Visit – Michelle Only
Second Homestudy Visit – Tony Only
Third Homestudy Visit – Michelle, Tony, Boys
Mailed/submitted our I-600A Petition for Orphan ($830)
Awarded a special opportunity with Lifesong for Orphans & Both Hands project
to receive tax-deductible contributions.
Applied for passports. ($302.20)
Dossier sent to America World! ($7700)
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