Our Timeline for Milo:

October '11 - Made the decision to adopt again, and informed our placement agency.

November '11 - Researched Home Study Agencies, narrowed it down to two agencies.

December '11 - Applied and were accepted to our Home Study Agency of choice.

January '12 - Paperchasing for the home study.

February 1 '12 - Officially applied to our Placement Agency... we're on the list!

February '12 - May '12 - Paperchasing for the home study.

June 6 '12 - Home Study to Korea! 

October 4 '12 - I-600a sent to USCIS.

February 11 '13 - I-600a APPROVAL!!! Finally!

April 2 '13 - Referral!

April 3 '13 - Verbal Acceptance of referral

April 12 '13 - Acceptance To Korea (ATK)

May 28 '13 - Legals Arrive

May 31 '13 - I-600 received at USCIS

June 17 '13 - I-600 approved!

June 26 '13 - NVC out!

August 14 '13 - EP Submission

October ?? '13 - EP Approval

November 4 '13 - Court Submission

December 3 '13 - Summoned to Court

December 19 '13 - Meet Milo!!!

December 26 '13 - Court Date

December 30 '13 -  Our Case is approved by the judge and goes into the 14-day waiting period.

January 17 '14 - Our Case is *should* have been final.

February 5 '14 - TRAVEL CALL!!!

January 17 ' 14 - Our Case is *should* have been final.

February 11 '14 - Visa Appointment at the US Embassy in Seoul.

February 15-17 '14 - The long, long journey home. 

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Our Timeline for Spencer:

June/July of ‘07 - Started researching agencies, attending “Open Houses” and checking references.

August ‘07 - narrowed it down to two agencies and came up with a short list of “country programs.”

September 27, '07 - chose our agency and applied.

Early October ‘07 - Heard back from the agency & learned who our social worker was.

Late October ‘07 - Had our first meeting with the social worker.

Early November ‘07 - Had our second (individual) meetings with the social worker.

Late November ‘07 - Worked on our readings we had to do … in-between all the holiday preparations!

December ‘07 - Gave ourselves a holiday “time-out.”

January ‘08 - This was the craziest/busiest month for us. Doug switched jobs, so everything was topsy-turvy for him… *plus* we had our “in-person” classes a few Monday evenings… *plus* our online classes (which took us forever!) …

And, last but not least, our final home study visit – here!

February ‘08 - Finished gathering all those pesky papers, finished or autobiographies, and finished our online class.

March ‘08 - Finally picked a program/country! (that would be Korea) Then realized we needed to find a secondary agency to manage the placement. So the research started again.

April ‘08 – Chose our agency, and started the application and paper-gathering process for them. (We were getting really good at that by this point!)

Late May ‘08 – Finally had all the papers we needed to apply! (Check the archives if you want the dirty details…)

June ‘08 - We were accepted and started gathering all the papers we needed for our placement agency and Korea.

July ‘08 - Sent all of our documents to the placement agency…

August ‘08 – Our documents were ready to go to Korea!

September 2 ‘08 - “Officially Waiting” otherwise known as HSTK (home study to Korea)

February 17 '09 - Referral!

Late February '09 - Back and Forth with the IAP and SWS on the referral papers.

February 26 '09 - Verbal acceptance of referral

March 2 '09 - Acceptance to Korea (ATK)

March 19 '09 - Legals Arrive!

March 22 '09 - I-600 application delivered to USCIS

March 27 '09 - I-600 approved!

April 2 '09 - NVC out!

April 7 '09 - P3!

April 17 '09 - Travel Call!

April 20 '09 - Visa Interview!

April 23 '09 - Leave for Seoul

April 24 '09 - Arrive in Seoul

April 27 '09 - Meet Spencer! (And need two posts to get it all down.) Part 1. Part 2.

April 28 '09 - Become a Family Forever.

April 30 '09 - Arrive back in the USA.