Adoption Stuff

We started our adoption journey to Makeda in March 2008. Below is our Ethiopian Adoption timeline and a few useful resources. I’ve also included other fantastic companies and philanthropic organizations, in whom we believe whole heartedly.

Our Ethiopian Adoption Timeline (ie: our journey to Makeda Mihret)

  • March 2/08: Attend Choices Info Session
  • March 7/08: Apply to Choices Adoption
  • March 19/08: Medical Physicals
  • March 26/08: PCC With Ministry of Children
  • April 28/08: Apply to Imagine Adoption
  • April 29/09: 1st Homestudy Interview
  • May 3/08: Adoption Education Seminar
  • May 28/08: RCMP Interpol Fingerprinting
  • July 19/08: Fund Raising Yard Sale
  • August 21/08: Homestudy APPROVAL!
  • August 22/08: Dossier Sent To Ethiopian Embassy For Authentication & Translation
  • September 23/08: Dossier Arrives In Ethiopia!!
  • November 22/08: AFABC Transracial Parenting Workshop
  • December 12/08: Receive Citizenship Part I Approval and Part II Application
  • July 13/09: Imagine Adoption Declared Bankruptcy
  • July 30/09: Creditors (189 Families) Vote Unanimously To Work To Bring Imagine Out Of Bankruptcy
  • September 4/09: BDO & FIA Release Restructuring Proposal
  • September 21/09: Creditors Vote In Favour Of Restructuring Imagine Adoption By A Landslide Majority
  • September 29/09: Proposal Passes Bankruptcy Court
  • October 1/09: Imagine Adoption Re-Opens
  • November 30/09: 246 Families Send Retainers and Renewal Fees…We Have A Viable Agency
  • December 15/09: Ontario Ministry Relicenses Imagine Adoption To Facilitate International Adoptions
  • December 17/09: New Imagine Issues First Referrals
  • August 13/10: Complete 2 yr Homestudy Updates
  • January 12/11: Imagine (MOWA) Requires Notarized Birth/Marriage Certificates
  • January 26/11: New Statutory Declaration Required For Newly Notarized Documents
  • February 3/11: Heart To Heart Conversation With Our Rockstar Choices SW
  • February 8/11: Imagine and Mission Of Tears (MoT) Announce Merger
  • April 1/11: Imagine Closes – MoT Takes Over Clients’ Files
  • May 5/11: REFERRAL OF A BEAUTIFUL 5 mth BABY GIRL
  • June 15/11: Receive Court Date of July 15
  • July 13/11: Meet The Most Beautiful Baby Girl, Exactly 2 yrs From Bankrupcty
  • July 15/11: Court Appearance…Did Not Pass B/C Of MOWA Letter (otherwise successful)
  • August 5/11: Receive Our MOWA Letter At The Last Possible Moment…MAKEDA MIHRET Is Officially Ours!
  • August 12/11: Receive Birth Certificate
  • August 19/11: Receive Passport (CIT Route)
  • August 29/11: Documents Arrive At Nairobi HC
  • September 14/11: Visa Is In The Pouch In Record Time
  • September 18/11: Leave For Ethiopia
  • September 24/11: HOME. We Are Five.

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