January 29-February 6th, 2011 – PRIDE course

August 7th, 2011 – Kenya program chosen

August 15th, 2011 – Applied to Mission of Tears

August 25th, 2011 – Initial Home Study meeting

October 2nd, 2011 – Signed Home Study contract

September 7th, 2011 – Application accepted from MOT

December 2nd, 2012 – Received draft of Home Study

December 11th, 2012 – Opened Immigration file

December 12th, 2012 – Signed and finalized Home Study

January 18th, 2013 – Home Study sent to Ministry

January 23rd, 2013 – Got news that our Home Study has to be amended

February 14th, 2013 – Re-submitted Home Study to Ministry

February 20th, 2013 – MINISTRY APPROVAL

February 28th, 2013 – Sent Dossier to MOT

March 6th, 2013 – Got news that Little Angels Network was requesting extra documents

March 25th, 2013 -Sent remaining documents to MOT

April 10th, 2013 – Dossier moving through authentication process

May 13th, 2013 – Dossier sent to Kenya!

June 26th, 2013 – LAN asked for additional documents on Guardians

June 2013 – Adoption File Submitted to the NAC

September 2013 – File was Deferred by the NAC. (found out Nov 15th)

November 15th, 2013 – Additional document that NAC requested were sent

April 29th, 2014 – Reviewed by the NAC but they requested our expired documents to be updated

June 18th, 2014 – Switched programs to SOUTH AFRICA

June 24th, 2014 – Home study update meeting

July 3rd, 2014 – Met with Gordon from MOT and signed South Africa agreement

August 15th, 2014 – Home study update sent to the Ministry for approval

August 25th, 2014- Ministry asks for more clarification for Home study update

August 26th, 2014 – Changes are made and we signed new copies of home study to send back to Ministry for approval

September 10th, 2014 – MINISTRY APPROVAL for South Africa

September 27th, 2014 – Information session and meet and greet with Robyn (the woman that will match us!)

October 2014 – Dossier is in South Africa


August 6th, 2015 – Received THE CALL for our baby boy!!!

September 9th, 2015 – Left for South Africa

September 11th, 2015 – MET OUR SON!

September 17th, 2015 – Passed Court – OFFICIALLY a family of three!!!




2 Responses to “Timeline”

  1. claparparcla April 16, 2014 at 9:15 am #

    Can I ask you a couple of private questions about the guardians? claudia_parma(at)yahoo.it

    • Kirstin Dueck April 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

      Absolutely! Send me an email at kirstindueck at gmail.com

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