Colombia Adoption TimeLines

Our Colombia Adoption Timeline

  • May 14 2015 -     Requested information on waiting child named "J". 
  • May 28, 2015 -    Made a request for more information on "J". 
  • June 07, 2015 -    Submitted the request to adopt "J". 
  • June 19, 2015 -    Received the letter from Colombia that "J" would be held for us.
  • June 20, 2015 -    Met with social worker to do updated homestudy.
  • June 25, 2015 -    Submitted all application materials to CHSM.
  • July 10, 2015 -     Began compiling the dossier documents.
  • Aug 28, 2015 -    Received finalized updated homestudy.
  • Aug 29, 2015 -    Applied for I800A
  • Aug 29, 2015 -    Got fingerprints and sent in docs for FBI background check.
  • Oct 15, 2015 -     Got the I800A approval and apostilled FBI check back, on the same day!
  • Oct 28, 2015 -     Submitted the full dossier to CHSM, who sent it to Colombia to translate. 
  • Nov 11, 2015 -    Dossier submitted to Casa. This was "J"s Birthday!
  • Dec 1, 2015 -      Dossier approved by Casa. Sent to Adoption Committee.
  • Dec 14, 2015 -    The Adoption Committee was supposed to meet and then did not.
  • Dec 21, 2015 -    The Adoption Committee met and approved our dossier to adopt "J". 
  • Dec 28, 2015 -    Official Referral from CHSFS that we were approved.
  • Dec 29, 2015 -    We submitted our official referral acceptance letter to adopt "J". 
  • Jan 5, 2016 -       CHSFS sent us translations of the docs for the I800. Fast turnaround! 
  • Jan 8, 2016 -       We two-day shipped our I800 application to USCIS. 
  • Jan 11, 2016 -     USCIS received our I800.
  • Feb 5, 2016 -       I800 was approved and sent to the National Visa Center (NVC)
  • Feb 8, 2016 -       We called NVC for case # and invoice #
  • Feb 8, 2016 -       We submitted DS-260


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