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App sent to Tree of Life - 7/22/08
Homestudy app to Lifelink - 10/2/08
Home study interview - 11/25/08
USCIS fingerprints - 12/13/08
DCFS Approval Rec'd - 3/9/09
Home Study to USCIS - 3/11/09
USCIS requesting addt'l info - 4/15/09
Revised homestudy to USCIS - 4/21/09
Rec'd 171H - 5/18/09
Dossier mailed to TOL - 5/18/09
Dossier in DC for Authentication - 5/28/09
Dossier arrives in Ethiopia - 6/4/09
Referral - 11/11/09
Court - 1/8/10
Travel - 3/13/10
Embassy Appointment 3/22/10
Home - 3/26/10
Sent in home study app - 12/15/06 Sent in agency app - 12/15/06 Began homestudy - 1/2/07 Began dossier - 1/22/07 Homestudy to USCIS - 3/29/07 Lili born - 4/30/07 171H Rec'd - 5/17/07 Agency receives dossier- 5/18/07 Referral - 6/8/07 Entered Family Court - End of 7/07 DNA Test - 8/17/07 DNA Results - 8/24/07 Social Worker Interview - 8/30/07 Pre-Approval - 9/29/07 Entered PGN - 10/16/07 Exit PGN - 2/6/08 Final Adoption Decree signed - 2/15/08 New Birth Certificate - Sometime 2/18-22/08 2nd DNA - 2/27/08 Pink - 3/10/08 Placed In Our Arms Forever - 3/20/08 Embassy Appt. - 3/25/08 Home Forever - 3/27/08
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin
"I see international adoption as a path toward awareness of world issues, as a lens into another world -- the world where the children live. Most of us in suburbia have little firsthand knowledge of how poverty and politics undermine the future for a huge number of the world's children. But through adoption, thousands of American parents contribute a legacy for the future. They take actions they would have not thought of before. They learn about child development, attachment, culture, geography, history and identity. They support and guide their children through the challenges intrinsic to adoption."
“My cousin in Tibet is an illiterate subsistence farmer. By accident of birth, I was raised in the West and have a Ph.D. The task of our generation is to cut through the illusion that we inhabit separate worlds. Only then will we find the heart to rise to the daunting but urgent challenges of global disparity.” Losang Rabgey, Ph.D.National Geographic Emerging Explorer and co-founder of Machik, a nonprofit helping communities on the Tibetan plateau.