About Us

We are Chris and Megan. First and foremost we love our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are daily humbled by His plan for our lives and love seeing what he does when we trust him. We have always wanted to adopt but had planned on having biological kids first. We felt God calling us to adoption first and after lots of prayer are excited to be starting our first adoption! We love the people and culture of Uganda and are excited to bring that culture into our family. We seek to honor God in our adoption and eventually in the way we raise our kids. We covet your prayers as this will be a long but exciting journey to our forever family!

Our Ugandan Adoption

July 2013-Decide to adopt before trying for biological kids but feel we should wait till fall 2014

January 2014-Feel God telling us to act now

January 21,2014- Over an hour and half conversation with our agency's social worker (get the go ahead to apply)

January 22, 2014-Apply for Uganda Adoption Program

February 4, 2014- Accepted to Uganda Adoption Program!!!
SO much paperwork to fill out!

February 10,2014- "Welcome to the Program" call with Case Worker

February 24, 2014- Orientation Interview with Case Worker

February-June: Collecting paperwork (birth certificates, marriage certificates, driving records, child abuse clearances, fingerprints, financial forms, diagram of house, passports, drivers licenses, ) reading, book reports, physicals, blood work, online training, classes (Lifelong issues in Adoption, Attachment and other issues in Adoptions, Medical Issues in Adoption)

June 14, 2014- Move to larger house for home study

June 30, 2014- Turned in ALL home study paperwork!! Phew it's done!!

July 30, 2014- Initial Intake Interview with Social Worker

August 26, 2014- Home Visit and Final Interview

November 5, 2014- Final (kinda) Home Study Received

November 14, 2014- I-600A submitted

 November 20, 2014- I-600A received by USCIS

December 1, 2014- Notification of Biometrics Appointment received: Scheduled for December 12, 2014 at noon

December 4, 2014- Walk-In for Biometrics appointment praying they'll take us. They DID!!! We were the last ones seen for the day!!

January 4, 2015- I-600A approved!

January 5,2015- Officially Paper Pregnant! #11 on wait list

January 6, 2015- I-600A sent to Kampala for visa purposes

March 18, 2015- Uganda Program on Suspension

April 6, 2015- Switch Placing Agencies (time to re-do paperwork)

May 28, 2015- All Dossier documents gathered, notarize and officially sent to agency

June 4, 2015- All Dossier documents reviewed. WE ARE #2 ON THE WAIT LIST!!!! (Expected 6-12 month wait for referral)


We appreciate any and all support, whether it is financial, emotional or prayerful support we couldn't do this without the support of our friends, family and strangers. It is our goal to be as transparent as is appropriate since many of you have joined our family's journey to our child/children. To provide transparency, we have listed the fees and expenses we can expect. These are approximations in many cases.

Schedule of Fees:
1. Application Fee: $250-Paid!!!

2. Second payment to Agency, Due Upon Acceptance of Application: $2,442.00- Paid!!

3. Home Study Fee: $2500- Paid!!!

4. Third Payment to Agency, Due after completion of Home Study: $2,042.00- Paid!!!

5. Dossier Fee, Due when Dossier is sent to Uganda: $2,042.00

6. Final Payment: Due when travel approval is given: $2,042.00

I-600 A Processing:
$720- Paid!!!

Biometrics Fee:
$85 per person ($170 total) - Paid!!!

Dossier Preparation:
Approximately $1,404.00

Adoption Expenses in the U.S. 
Approximately $150

Travel Expenses:
Total: Approximately $13,500

Agency's Post Adoption Services
(U.S. Court adoption, citizenship certificate, birth certificate court costs)
Approximately $2,500


ESTIMATED TOTAL COST
$28,000-$30,000

1 comment:

  1. hello!
    i was just wondering if you'd be willing to let us know which agency you are working with?
    thanks so much

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