Timeline #1

Before Creation: In the heart of God

February 23, 2008
Marriage of Nathan John Erb & Rebecca Joy Cote

Summer 2009
Serious Prayer/Discussion/Research about adoption

October 21, 2009
Applied online with our agency for Ethiopia

October 31, 2009
Decided to adopt 2 children

November 9, 2009
Homestudy meeting

December 2, 2009
Picked up final and approved homestudy

December 4, 2009
Dossier Draft submitted to CWA

December 9, 2009
Trip to DC for final authentication

December 11, 2009
Dossier arrived at CWA

December 21, 2009
Officially on a Wait List for our children


December 28, 2009
Dossier arrived safely in Ethiopia!

January 21, 2010
1 Month on Wait List

Febraury 21, 2010
2 Months on Wait List

March 1, 2010
Fingerprint Appt for USCIS

March 21, 2010
3 Months on Wait List

March 29, 2010
Received USCIS Approval!!!

April 21, 2010
4 Months on Wait List

May 21, 2010
5 Months on Wait List

June 21, 2010
6 Months on Wait List

July 10-19
Peru Missions Trip

July 21, 2010
7 Months on Wait List

August 21, 2010
8 Months on Wait List

August 26, 2010
First Day of School

September 21, 2010
9 Months on Wait List

October 21, 2010

10 Months on Wait List

November 7, 2010
Orphan Sunday/Adoption Fundraiser

November 21, 2010
11 Months on Wait List

December 2, 2010
REFERRAL!!!!!!!!!!
3 year old boy and 3 month old girl

December 6, 2010
Official Referral Acceptance

January 13, 2011
Told we could submit to court

January 17, 2011
Found out about new paperwork requirements, delayed

February 6, 2011
Shower/Celebration

February 7, 2011
Got the needed paperwork, Praise God!

February 10, 2011
Submitted to Court

February 23, 2011
Received Court Date
Happy Wedding Anniversary!

April 6, 2011
Heard MoWCY Approval Letter is Already There!
Re-Fingerprinted for USCIS

April 17, 2011
Fly out Ethiopian Airlines

April 18, 2011
Meetcha Day

April 21, 2011
Scheduled Court Date-PASSED

May 18, 2011
Received Final MoWCYA Letter &
Applied for Birth Certificates

May 25, 2011
Received Birth Certificates &
Applied for Passports

June 1, 2011
Received Embassy Medicals

June 8, 2011
Received Passports


June 14, 2011
Files Submitted to US Embassy


June 17, 2011
Clearance from US Embassy



June 26, 2011
Fly out Ethiopian Airlines

June 27, 2011
Malachi & Hadassah In Our Arms Forever!!!


June 29, 2011
Embassy Interview

July 4, 2011
Finally Home:) :) :) :)