- November- Hear about toddler boy for the first time.
- February - Receive official referral
- April - Submitted to court
- June - Court hearing
- June - Judgement (He's a Raines!)
- August - First receive the news that our case is through court
- October - Act of Adoption and Birth Certificate are issued
- November - Receive above docs
- December - File I600
- January - Investigation begins
- February - Investigation is completed
- April - Visa appointment 1
- May - Visa appointment 2
- July - Visa appointment 3
- August - Visa appointment 4 : Visa issued!