Adoption

See how the Lord opened our hearts to adoption here.
See some steps of the process here.
See our expecting announcement here.
See the story of our first blessing (Miles) through adoption here.

ROUND ONE timeline (the road to Miles):

February 16, 2011 
The beginning.
The "conception" of our decision to pursue adoption through the foster care system.

February 17, 2011 
Contacted a caseworker to begin the process.

February 28, 2011
Met with our caseworker for the first time to open our case.

March 3, 2011
Began week 1 of our 10-week training class.

March 10, 2011 
Week 2 of our training class.

March 17, 2011 
Week 3 of our training class.

March 24, 2011 
Week 4 of our training class.

March 31, 2011 
Week 5 of our training class.

April 4, 2011
Completed our application and met with our caseworker to discuss our application.

April 7, 2011
Week 6 of our training classes.

April 14, 2011 
Week 7 of our training classes.

April 19, 2011 
Submitted our individual autobiographies.
Sarah's individual interview with caseworker.

April 28, 2011 
Week 8 of our training classes.

April 30, 2011
Super surprised and blessed with a celebration from our supportive friend-family!

May 5, 2011 
Drew's individual interview.
Week 9 of our training class.

May 12, 2011 
Week 10 of our training class.

May 16, 2011
Home Inspection/Marital Interview.

End of May - June 2011

July 6, 2011 
Homestudy complete. Officially waiting and ready for placement!

July 13, 2011 
Received the call for a baby boy!

July 18, 2011
Met with our caseworker and baby boy's caseworker.

July 20, 2011 
Met our son for the first time!

End of July - September 2011
Transition from foster family home to our home.

September 21, 2011

December 16, 2011


ROUND TWO timeline (the road to Juliona & Shepherd):

March  5, 2012
Met with caseworker to begin the process.

April 19, 2012
Home inspection.

May 31, 2012
Completed updated homestudy. Officially Waiting!

October 12, 2012
Received the call for a sibling group of two!

October 24, 2012
Met our son, S, for the first time!

October 26, 2012
Met our daughter, J, for the first time!

November 5, 2012
J & S permanently placed in our home!

March 20, 2013
Adoption day!



ROUND THREE...
August 5, 2013
Contacted our caseworker to begin the process.

August 20, 2013
Met with our caseworker to open our case.

September 14, 2013
Announced that we are adopting again!

September 17, 2013 
Home inspection & completed paperwork.

November 23, 2013
Attended an event for waiting children. 
(Met P, not knowing he would be our son!)

December 3, 2013
Officially an approved adoptive home. 
Officially waiting!

December 23, 2013
Welcomed P home in time for Christmas!

April 23, 2014
Adoption Day!