Well, not so simple!! Here's a quickie breakdown of how our timeline has unfolded thus far
There's a ton more information involved between each date, but I'll spare the paperchase gore. This is the most relevant timeline, our paperchase stuff was just preparation:
4-8-07 Decided to formally announce our decision to adopt at Michelle's on Easter!!!
4-23-07 First application packet arrives from Wide Horizons (WHFC)
5-14-07 First appointment with Roy, our social worker, in the Bedford NH office (love him)!
This is the day we knew that we were adopting from Africa/Ethiopia!!!!!!!!
5-29-07 Lori's one on one appt. w/Roy (he thinks I'm a total nut job)
5-29-07 Michael's on on one appt. w/Roy (he thinks Michael is cool)
6-2-07 All day Adoption Prep. course in Concord NH!
6-11-07 Final appointment w/Roy at our home!
6-20-07 Ethiopian Dossier instructions emailed from Roy (major work begins)
7-16-07 Home Study first draft emailed to us!
7-24-07 Rec'd letter from WHFC confirming Home Study complete!
8-16-07 Dossier in mail to WHFC to begin the authentication process!
8-23-07 Fingerprinted at CIS in Manchester NH!
8-27-07 OUR OFFICIAL APPLICATION DATE - WAITING BEGINS!!
8-29-07 I797C Approved from CIS - faxed to Katie at WHFC