OUR ADOPTION TIMELINE
July 2008 - Decided we would like to start trying to conceive. We knew this was probably not going to happen, but we gave it an honest effort!
January 2009 - Decided to adopt and began researching adoption agencies and options.
March 2009 - Decided on an agency, Bethany Christian Services of Central Pennsylvania.
May 2009 - Went to informational meeting and submitted our application. This is where the process and blog ticker officially begin.
June 2009 - Adoption Education Class where we learned all about adoption bonding/attachment/grief/loss, and the process in general.
August 2009 - Interview #1. A two hour meeting at the Bethany Office.
September 2009 - Interview #2. One hour for each of us separately at the Bethany Office.
October 2009 - Interview #3 and Home Study. This took a few hours, a walk through of our home, and more in depth parenting questions. We celebrated the completion of the home study process by creating a baby registry!
December 2009 - Home study approval received! This means we are "paper pregnant." The next step is to be selected by an expectant couple and get that oh-so-longed-for phone call.
July 2010 - I have officially lost count of all the "potential situations" that have come our way. Maybe a dozen? I am going to stop keeping track now.
August 2010 - Got the call that we had been selected for the "J and K Situation." We were ELATED!! Met with birthparents, and got to hear the baby's heartbeat at doctor's appointment.
October 2010 - Our social worker called to say that we can pick the baby up the next morning! We finally get to meet and bring Levi home.
May 2011 - Our two year journey comes to a close as we finalize Levi's adoption.