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Adoption Timeline

As we journey through the adoption process we’ll document here the different steps as they happened.

2014

March

  • We decide to pursue adoption, we’re excited to see God giving us the peace to move forward after years of thinking and praying about adoption.

April

  • We begin our home study, a requirement of the government of Ontario.
  • We begin the PRIDE course which is required by the government of Ontario.
  • We meet with an adoption agency that is willing to seek a one-time adoption license for Guinea.

May

June

July

  • We decide that we are open to adopting a sibling group; either girl/girl or girl/boy.

August

  • We submit our preliminary application to our adoption agency.
  • We have our final home study meeting.

October

  • Begin working on our dossier, which is our adoption file that will go to Haiti.

December

2015

January

  • We find out that our agency misplaced our home study and forgot to send it into the government of Ontario for approval.

March

  • Receive word that we need to provide further documentation for home study approval.
  • Receive list of expired documents that need to be updated.

April

May

  • Finally approved by Ontario to adopt.
  • Find out we will be required to follow the “18 month rule” which will make the ages of children we can adopt very difficult to find a match. Read more about this rule here.

June

  • Dossier translation completed and sent to the Haitian embassy for legalization.
  • Dossier arrives in Haiti!