April 4 (2007) – met with homestudy worker for first home study meeting.
April 5 – sent International Adoption Application to DECRE
April 11 - met with homestudy worker for second home study meeting.
April 12 - had finger prints taken for Interpol Clearances
May 2 – R meets with homestudy worker for individual interview for personal history
May 8 – Y meets with homestudy worker for individual interview for personal history
May 31 – sent application and first installment fees for agency services to CAFAC
June 6 – received package and work book from CAFAC
June 13 - R goes for medical
June 15 – received signed contract from CAFAC
June 26 – received letter from DECRE accepting our application for International Adoption
July 24 – sent CAFAC workbook work sheets to complete course
July 24 – sent for original copies of Marriage & Birth Certificates
July 25 - Y goes for medical
August 14 – met with Homestudy worker for final homestudy – received approval
Sept. 11 – met with DECRE to give completed dossier & received provincial approval
Sept. 11 - completed and approved dossier sent to CAFAC
Sept.11 - gave CAFAC payment for Agency fees and 1/2 the country fees
Oct. 3 - dossier leaves CAFAC agency and goes to Foreign Affairs for legalization
Oct. 22 - dossier leaves CAFAC agency and goes to Ethiopian Embassy for authentication
Nov. 13 - dossier leaves on a jet plane to Ethiopia!!!!
Nov 16 - receive travel information from CAFAC for preparation for when we go to Ethiopia
Nov. 20 - dossier arrives in Addis Ababa and is picked up by CAFAC representative - official wait begins for referral
Dec. 17 - send immigration paper work for Sponsorship of unknown baby boy or girl to CAFAC who send it on to the CIC
Jan. 15 (2008) - receive sponsorship application approval and paper work for permanent residence visa
Referral July 28, 2009 of a 6 month old BABY BOY
June 1, 2010 - Passed Court - Officially a family!!!!!
December 28th, 2010 - Permenant Resident Visa issued and in Addis
January 14th, 2011 FINALLY united as a family!