Significant Steps In Our Adoption Timeline
January 7, 2005 – Sign on with Aurora International Adoptions as our adoption agency for Kazakhstan adoption.
January 8 – Sign on with Claar Foundation as Colorado homestudy agency.
January 8 – Submitted I600A
January 22 – Begin Colorado classes with Claar
February 12 – Fingerprinted
March 12 – Completed classes with Claar
March 19 – Completed homestudy visits with Claar
April 11 – Advised by Claar that homestudy was sent to state for approval
April 18 – Learned that homestudy had not been sent to state.
April 25 – Advised by Claar that homestudy was sent to state for approval
May 2 – Homestudy approved at state level
June 25 – I-171H received
July 20 – Dossier translated and off to the consulate in New York
August 4 – Dossier moves from consulate to Kazakhstan
October 27 – LOI received
November 14 – Begin trip one!
December 15 – Bonding and Guardianship completed
December 18 – End of trip 1
January 5 – Begin trip 2
January 18 – Court date (after being postponed twice by court)
February 2 – 15 day post court hold completed (adoption final)
February 7 – Olesya leaves the baby house
February 9 – Say goodbye to Taraz and head to Almaty
February 15 – Olesya reaches Denver
We have had numerous requests for an adoption timeline and know that we would have liked to have been able to view this type of information early on in our process. It should be understood that this represents only one experience and that your situation could vary significantly. Even so, hopefully you find it useful.