Our Adoption

Read this post for more information about me, my Love, and this whole process.

Bring on the baby!, originally uploaded by Kate Chan

You can follow along on our journey (or my musings of it) via these posts too:

For those of you who have been asking about our adoption timeline (usually others adopting too), here’s the skinny version:
  • June 22, 2008: Application Date to agency
  • July, 2008: Autobiographical writings, letters of references, medical reviews, etc.
  • August, 2008: Home Study visits (x2), online classes about adoption issues, etc.
  • September 27, 2008: Last Home Study interview/visit
  • September 30, 2008: I-600A Application submitted with completed Home Study
  • October 5, 2008: Fingerprinting for I-600A appointment date set
  • October 27, 2008: Referral received via voice mail
  • October 28, 2008: Referral packet (3 pieces of paper, 2 photos) received via US Mail
  • October 29, 2008: I-600A fingerprinting appointment & referral accepted (of course!
  • November 4, 2008: I-600 application sent in to agency
  • November 11, 2008: I-600A approved and information sent to National Visa Center & Seoul, South Korea (embassy)
  • November 15-21, 2008: Painting! Organizing! Getting that nursery done!
  • December 2, 2008:  I-600 submitted to USCIS by agency
  • December 15, 2008: I-600 approved by USCIS
  • December 29, 2008:  I-6oo approved “logged in” at the National Visa Center
  • December 31, 2008:  I-600 approved “logged out” at NVC and sent on to Seoul, South Korea
  • January 9, 2009:  “P3” (or the verification packet) is sent to the Korean adoption agency.
  • March 13, 2009:  Visa issued (dates are unknown for the issuance of the emigration permit and passport)
  • March 16, 2009:  The Chicklet is 10 months old.
  • April 9, 2009:  She travels to the US!!! Our Family Day begins it all.
  • December 11, 2009:  Our “Family Day“:  The adoption is finalized in the US Courts.  Wahooo!  It’s now official!


  • So what are we doing currently? Loving this little wiggly imp with all of our hearts and souls!

Love these little beans of mine

Chicago 2012

Thank you for your help, encouragement, love and support.
Life’s journeys are amazing and beautiful, aren’t they?

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