Our Adoption Timeline

Our Adoption Timeline… waiting for Eric

  • July 19, 2012 – Decided it was time to adopt after meeting Eric at an orphanage in Belize
  • August 18, 2012 – Decided on adoption agency – One World Adoption Services and our home study agency – Lifeline Children’s Services
  • August 21, 2012 – Mailed in Home Study Application
  • September 10, 2012 – Homestudy Interview #1
  • September 14, 2012 – Get the YES to adopting ERIC!!! Hallelujah!
  • October 4, 2012 – Homestudy Interviews #2
  • November 3,2012 – ALL CLEARANCES DONE!
  • November 4, 2012 – Homestudy Session #3
  • November 13, 2012 – Homestudy Session #4
  • December 19, 2012 – Homestudy FINALIZED!
  • December 21, 2012 – i800-a form sent
  • February 5, 2013 – i800a APPROVED!!! APPROVED FOR TWO!!!
  • February 14, 2013 – DOSSIER SENT!
  • September 3, 2013 – REFERRAL RECEIVED!!!!!! 🙂
  • October 3, 2013 – i800 and i864 SENT!!!!
  • October 4, 2013 – FIRST TIME TO TALK TO ERIC ON PHONE!!! 🙂
  • December 17, 2013 – Medical form sent, Alabama pre-adopt requirements DONE, Alabama letter sent to US immigration/Embassy
  • December 24, 2013 – Article 5 Letter Received
  • February 18, 2014 – Guardianship Hearing in Belize (Court date #1)
  • March 21, 2014 – Adoption Hearing in Belize (Court date #2)
  • March 28, 2014 – Adoption decree DONE!!
  • April 9, 2014- GOTCHA DAY!
  • April 18, 2014 (Good Friday) – BROUGHT ERIC HOME
  • Januray 27, 2016 – Eric officially became Eric Emmanuel MORGAN!!

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