November 2010- We decided to go on a mission with Lifepoint Church to Haiti (with no intentions to adopt.)
Saturday, February 12, 2011- We landed in Haiti and met Mathieu.
Sunday, February 13, 2011- God told me Mathieu was going to be our son.
Friday, February 18, 2011- We left Haiti, and I finally told Peyton about what God said. We discussed and prayed about it.
Monday, February 21, 2011- We officially made our decision to adopt and started the process!
Thursday, February 24, 2011- We had our first meeting with our social worker and started gathering all the paperwork needed prior to the homestudy.
Friday, March 4, 2011- Doctor’s appointment for all the bloodwork necessary for adoption.
Friday, March 18, 2011- First papers filed in Haitian courts for adoption. This happened before Martelly took office.
Friday, March 25, 2011- Homestudy Completed.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011- I-600A Completed and Mailed.
Thursday, May 12, 2011- Psychological Exam, and we received notice that USCIS received our I600A and gave us a fingerprint appointment. (We had to mail back for a new appointment because we were going to be in Haiti during the first appointment.)
May 2011- Started gathering papers for dossier which most require notaries.
Saturday, June 4, 2011- Landed in Haiti to see Mathieu again!
Thursday, June 9, 2011- We were supposed to go to court to sign papers requesting to adopt Mathieu, but there was a lot of flooding in Haiti which caused the courts to close. We were still able to sign the papers.
Friday, June 10, 2011- We left Haiti. 😦
Friday, June 17, 2011- Fingerprints for USCIS.
Sunday, June 19, 2011- Paperwork needs to be reworked due to notary wording.
July 2011- Received I-171H
Monday, July 18, 2011- Had to rework documents again due to notary stamp misspelling.
Monday, July 25, 2011- Dossier County Certified.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011- Dossier State Authenticated.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011- Dossier mailed to translator.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011- Recevied translated dossier back.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011- Mailed dossier to Haitian Consulate in Miami.
Friday, August 26, 2011- Check cleared the bank to the Haitian Consulate.
Friday, September 2, 2011- Papers came from Haitian Consulate and Mathieu got passport photo made. There was a big mix up on our birth certificates being stamped.
Monday, September 26, 2011- Finally got our birth certificates back from Haitian Consulate.
Thursday, September 29, 2011- Complete Dossier finally in Haiti!
Friday, November 18, 2011- Landed in Haiti to see Mathieu.
Monday, November 21, 2011- Left Haiti.
Thursday, March 15, 2012- Mathieu’s dad’s interview in court.
Monday, April 9, 2012- Emailed Embassy for I-600 appointment.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012- Confirmation from Embassy for appointment!
Saturday, May 19, 2012- Landed in Haiti.
Monday, May 21, 2012- Embassy Appointment.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012- Left Haiti.
Monday, July 2, 2012- Bio Parent/Child Embassy Appointment- Parent Missed This One
Thursday, July 26, 2012- Mailed Off for Fingerprint Update Appointment
Friday, August 10, 2012- Received New Fingerprint Appointment
Wednesday, August 29, 2012- Bio Parent/Child Interview at Embassy and Fingerprint Appointment for us