Our Expense List to date: Grand total= $54,148

  • Agency application: $300 DONE
  • First installment of Program Fee $2,125 DONE
  • Birth Certificates: $48 DONE
  • Marriage Certificate: $8 DONE
  • Online Training $139 DONE
  • Required Adoption Books $39 DONE
  • Home study: $1,940 DONE
  • Fingerprinting: $890 DONE
  • Sending Dossier to Ethiopia: $150 DONE
  • Certification of Dossier $400 DONE
  • Translation/Authentication $800 DONE
  • Second Installment of Program Fee $1,700 DONE
  • 1st half of International Program Fee $4,500 DONE
  • Post Adoption Deposit $1,000 DONE
  • State Fingerprinting $118 DONE
  • Home Study Update $744 DONE
  • Home Study Update $600 DONE
  • Additional online training $75 DONE
  • Renewing federal fingerprinting $890 DONE
  • Application fee with NEW AGENCY $700 DONE
  • New agency fees $3,500 DONE
  • Home Study Update $522 DONE
  • New agency fees $5,500 DONE
  • Prepayment of Post Adoption Home Study Visits $1,200 DONE
  • Ethiopia Program Fees $16,900 DONE
  • Passport/visa for child $475 DONE
  • Fingerprinting fee for our daughter Lucy $85 DONE

                                    TOTAL PAID (SO FAR):  $45,348

 

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  • Airfare to Ethiopia: $5,200
  • Other travel $2,500
  • One way airfare for boy: $800
  • Medicals for Little Boy: $300

 

Our Adoption Time Line:

January 2013 God calls us to adoption from Africa

March 31, 2013 Application to AWAA Ethiopia Program

April 8, 2013 Application Approved; Paperwork begins

April 15, 2013 Agreements sent to AWAA

April 28, 2013 10 hours Adoption Training Completed

October 9, 2013 Home study completed

November 4, 2013 FBI Fingerprinting Completed

December 18, 2013 Dossier mailed to AWAA

January 3, 2014 Dossier To Ethiopia DTE

March 2015 Home Study Update

June 2016 Home Study Update

September 2016 FBI Fingerprinting Update

November 2016 Saw 4 1/2 year-old boy on waiting child list on different agency

December 2016 Applied to change agencies to pursue adopting this waiting child

December 2016 Accepted to new agency.  Busy fundraising to accept referral.

January 3, 2017  Three years after sending our dossier to Ethiopia, we paid agency fees to different agency.

February 2017 Our pursuit of adopting the waiting child falls through.  We decide to continue trying to adopt through our new agency.

March 2017 New home study update complete for new agency.

April 21, 2017 Referral of Hezekiah

August 17, 2017 New dossier sent to Ethiopia

September 7, 2017 Submitted to PAIR

September 22, 2017 Submitted to FFIC Ethiopian court

September 28, 2017 Submitted to MOWA

October 19, 2017 I-604 Investigation completed 

November 1, 2017 Received PAIR Pre-Approval