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Decide to begin adoption: June 2012

Begin Homestudy: July 2012

Complete mandatory provincial parenting training: July 2012

Complete Homestudy: September 2012

Homestudy approved by Ontario ministry: October 2012

File Sent to India: November 2012

Matched with Registered Indian Placement Agency (RIPA) in Andhra Pradesh: December 2012

Matched with Registered Indian Placement Agency (RIPA) in Mumbai: September 2013

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Assigned a R.I.P.A. in Jaipur, Rajasthan: June 2014

Assigned a R.I.P.A (Registered Indian Placement Agency)!!! Jaipur

Assigned a R.I.P.A (Registered Indian Placement Agency)!!! Jaipur


After a series of complicated events, we were matched with a little girl, “M”, from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

No Objection Certificate, February 2016

No Objection Certificate, February 2016

Our next step, is court. We’re hoping we can travel to India to bring M home sometime in the late summer of 2016!

9 Responses to Adoption

  1. Karen

    LOVE IT!

  2. MC

    OK, just saw this, and you guys are amazing!! I love how you took photos each step of the way. I wish I had done this for our kids. They are at an age now where they want to know every detail of their stories!!

  3. Janice Willis /Sunshine & Grace

    Hi – I found your blog thru a harvest of blessing blog – my family is also in process to adopt -(China) – I’m excited to read your blog and may God continue to bless your journey ahead!

    • Amelia

      Thanks for stopping by! Glad to have another adoptive family along for the ride 🙂 Please feel free to share your thoughts re: adoption. I’m going to start posting more about it soon…!

  4. Mystery

    Its so nice to know that you are doing this! 🙂

  5. Heidi De Love

    Hope you will get a referral soon, we are in India at the moment picking up our son 🙂

    • Amelia

      Thanks! We’re praying so too!

      I hope your trip goes wonderfully–thinking of you!

      • heidi De Love

        Been here now for one month, flying back to Europe on Friday. Things are going well, we feel very blessed with our son who is a very sweet and caring boy with the occasional challenging moments 🙂

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