artwork by AJ McCarthy, age 7
Paul & Jeanne's Timeline
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2006

1/26
–confirmed travel with Lotus Travel, our travel dates are 2/12/06-2/28/06!! See Jeanne's blog for full itinerary and China trip journal.

1/25–received Consulate Appointment Date, 2/27/06, 10am!!!

1/20–received Travel Approval

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2005

December–12/12/05 RECEIVED REFERRAL!!!! MEET CHLOE!!!

August–October–still waiting for referral

6/25–3 month anniversary of DTC. woohoo!

3/27–Paul and Jeanne celebrate DTC with friends. View photos.

3/25–WE ARE DTC!!! ITS OFFICIAL!!!

3/20
–Paul and Jeanne celebrate their 12th anniversary.

2/25–USCIS approval of I600-A. We will be DTC in March!

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2004
11/15
–Fingerprinting at the Homeland Security office in Tacoma.

11/1–Paul and Jeanne decide on a name: Chloe Simone

10/23–Paul and Jeanne attend an all-day New Hope adoption seminar on the beautiful Seattle Christa campus in the Library building.

10/20–The paper chase is completed and sent to New Hope.

9/22–Home study is complete and sent to Homeland Security.

6/1-9/10–Home study interviews and paperwork.

5/18–Jeanne & Paul get their physicals from Dr. Coghlan's office in Seattle.

4/5–We mail our formal application (among other paperwork) to New Hope to initiate the international adoption process.

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2003
12/18–ten week old Ella Bella joins the family.

11/5-3/25–Jeanne and Paul collect mountains of paperwork for the New Hope application and dossier.

11/1–Paul and Jeanne decide to adopt a baby girl from China and the paper chase begins!

©2005 Paul H. Goethel & Jeanne M. Juneau