June 8, 2008 - Submitted Application to Children's Hope International (CHI) June 27, 2008 - Application Approved August 14, 2008 - Submitted Home Study Documentation September 12, 2008 - 1st Home Study Appointment September 17, 2008 - 2nd Home Study Appointment October 9, 2008 - Submitted Immigration Application November 13, 2008 - Submitted Dossier to CHI November 19, 2008 - CHI Forwarded Dossier to US December 8, 2008 - Officially a "Waiting Family" September 25, 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia November 16, 2009 - Referral of Little Man Haney!!! December 16, 2009 - Court Date Scheduled (1/4/10) January 4, 2010 - Adoption Approved by Ethiopian Federal Courts - Officially a Family of Three! February 12, 2010 - Leaving on a Jet Plane!!! February 15, 2010 - Forever in our arms! February 21, 2010 - A family of three, home at last!
One year ago today we got THE call, and we saw our son for the first time! It was a long awaited moment, but worth every second of the wait and we would do it all again and wait twice as long if we had to (for those of you who know me personally, you know that's saying something...)!
So, Happy Referraliversary Reeves! We love you so much and are so lucky to get to be your parents!