Charu Faith

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December 2008- Began completing paperwork to begin adoption #2

January 2009- Decided that our second blessing was going to be from Ethiopia

February 2009- Reapplication paperwork to CHSFS completed, local fingerprints, initial doctor’s appointments for all three of us

4/16/09- Homestudy meeting

May 2009- Dossier completed

Over the next two years, there were many changes to the program including Ethiopia becoming a two trip country, lots of corruption and in turn an increasingly long wait for a child 0-12 months old.

March 2011- Began to pray fiercely to God begging for some strength and direction

3/14/11- Saw Charu’s picture on CHSFS’s WIC list.  Called Cory, CHSFS, our social worker, e-mailed the agency and the WIC team.  We were told that her file was being reviewed in India at the time.

Chara

This is the first picture we ever saw of Charu

3/21/11- Was told that Charu’s file was available and that there was a long list of people whom had inquired about her, but that we were at the top of her list.

This is the first picture we saw as we opened up Charu's referral information.

This is the first picture we saw as we opened up Charu’s referral information.

3/23/11- Accepted Charu’s referral & talked to our social worker about changing our homestudy so that we could move forward with Charu’s adoption.

4/21/11- Homestudy was updated, I-800A sent off to the USCIS

5/10/11- Officially withdraw from the Ethiopia program

7/1/11- I-800A approval

7/9/11- Corrected I-800A approval

7/12/11- Received our first update on Charu

7/18/11- Dossier Fed-Ex’d to Charu’s orphanage

8/3/11- I-800

8/12/11- Article 5

8/17/11- 2nd update on Charu

9/27/11- NOC

9/29/11- 3rd update on Charu

10/27/11- Verbal guardianship ordered

11/19/11- Leave for India

11/21/11- Meet Charu

This is one of the first pictures I took of our newest daughter!  We were outside playing with bubbles with all of the little toddlers....ahhhh...I just love this picture!!!

This is one of the first pictures I took of our newest daughter! We were outside playing with bubbles with all of the little toddlers….ahhhh…I just love this picture!!!

11/23/11- Leave SKB with Charu

11/24/11- Medical appointment & TB test

11/26/11- Return medical

11/29/11- Embassy appointment

11/30/11- Arrive back in US and are finally a family of four!

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