2/2014 - Announced that we were pursuing adoption, met with friends who had adopted for guidance and started saving for our homestudy.
4/2014 - Chose our homestudy and adoption agencies, homestudy postponed due to potential short wait times in the desired adoption program which was the African American Domestic Infant Program from Open Door Adoptions.
5-6/2014 - Continued saving and some photo sessions for fundraising.
7/2014 - Launched our puzzle fundraiser that concluded in late November and helped us raise over $10,000 just through it!
9/2014 - Spirit Night Fundraiser at our local Chick-fil-A. (Raised close to $500!!)
10-11/2014 - More saving/fundraising to meet our goal of getting to 67% funded before we turned in paperwork.
12/1/2014 - Turned in paperwork for homestudy and also our adoption agency.
12/14/2014 - 1st home visit completed.
12/19/2014 - 2nd home visit completed for homestudy.
1/20/2015 - Homestudy was completed!
1/21/2015 - Put in the Active Pool for the African American Domestic Infant Program. (Making us the 6th family in that pool.)
2/25/2015 - Matched! With a birthmom who was due on March 17th.
3/18/2015 - Baby J was born!
3/31/2015 - Gotcha Day! We finally got to meet our sweet boy! What a joy and gift he is!
4/16/2015 - 1st Post-Placement visit completed.
6/15/2015 - 2nd Post-Placement visit completed.
8/2015 - Paperwork turned in to finalize.
(8/2015 - Moved from NC to CO for Rocket Scientist's job.)
10/2015 - Adoption finalized. Woohoo!
2/2016 - Received Birth Certificate
3/2016 - Received Social Security Card