Adoption Breakdown

We wanted to give you guys a little bit more detail of how our adoption progressed and also about expenses and how we were able to raise money.  This information will be helpful to those who are also adopting or if you know anyone who is adopting.  We would love to connect with other families who are also on the journey of adoption or considering it.  If you know anyone please feel free to connect us.  Here is the breakdown:

Financial:

Expenses Paid: 

Home Study Fee                              $2,000
Application Fee                                $600
Adoption Course                              $195
Dossier Fees                                     $1300
Agency Fee                                        $5000
Social Worker Travel                       $871
Travel to USCIS New Delhi            $547
I-600A Filing Fee                            $720
Program Fee                                    $20,000
Air Ticket to Court                          $1435.50
Court Trip Visas                               $40
US Visa Fees                                    $460
Additional I-600 Fee                      $720
Court Trip Hotel                             $860
Taxi on Court Trip                          $110
Meals - Court Trip                          $150
In-Country Fees                             $1840
Lodging for Pickup Trip               $300
Food for Pickup                             $170
Driver for Pickup Trip                   $110
Flight to Pickup                              $827.34
Pickup Trip Visas                            $40
Gift for Workers                             $420
Post-Adoption Reports                 $900
Flight to US                                     $3842
Re-adoption Petition                      $330

Total Expense                              $43,787.84

Contributions:

Company Benefit                         $8000
Friends and Family                      $7925
JSC Foundation                         $16,000
Katelyn's Fund                             $3000
Show Hope                                  $2000
SBC Fund                                    $1000

Total Contributions                  $37,925

Timeline:

Feb. 24, 2012                Contract Signed with IAG
Apr. 15, 2012                Home Study Visits
Jun. 4, 2012                   Home Study Approved by Small World Adoptions
Jun. 11, 2012                 Filed I-600A
Jun. 13, 2012                 Complete Dossier Received at IAG
Jul. 2, 2012                    Dossier Authenticated and Landed in Ethiopia
Jul. 6, 2012                    I-600A Approval Received
Aug. 29, 2012               Received and Accepted Referral of Two Baby Boys
Sept. 25, 2012               Submitted to Ethiopian Court
Oct. 10, 2012                Received Court Date of Oct 31
Oct. 27 - Nov 7             Travel to Court
Oct. 31, 2012                Court Date 
Nov. 23, 2012               MOWA Letter Finally Received 
Nov. 30, 2012               Court Decree Received
Dec. 13, 2012                Birth Certificates Received
Dec. 17, 2012               Got Word of a Mispelling on Josiah's Passport
Dec. 24, 2012               Embassy Medical Exam Scheduled 
Dec. 27, 2012               Josiah's Passport Received! Both passports in hand.
Jan. 2, 2013                  Submitted to Embassy!
Jan. 15, 2013                 Finder Interviews Scheduled 
Jan. 16, 2013                 Daniel Cleared 
Jan. 18, 2013                Embassy Decision to send Josiah's Case to Nairobi USCIS
Jan. 22, 2013                Gotcha Day 
Jan. 22, 2013                Josiah's File sent to Nairobi USCIS
Jan. 23, 2013                Embassy Interview for Daniel and Josiah
Jan. 25, 2013                Daniel's Visa Received
Jan. 29, 2013                Josiah's File Received in Nairobi
Feb. 6, 2013                 Josiah Cleared by Nairobi USCIS!
Feb. 12, 2013               Josiah's Visa Received
Feb. 13, 2013               Headed Home!

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