July 2012- Called the central office for the Department of Children's Services for our state, got a call back a few days later from the office in our city and was given the name and number of the person I needed to call to set up our training classes.
August 9, 2012 - Began PATH class
September 20, 2012 - Finished PATH class
September 25, 2012 - First Homestudy visit - General interviews, gave social worker tour of the house
October 4, 2012 - Second Homestudy visit - Interview with just me
November 7, 2012 - Third Homestudy visit - Interview with just the Hubs ;)
December 18, 2012 - Final Homestudy visit!
December 30, 2012 - Our paperwork is sent off to our state's DCS office and we are officially DONE!! (Well, really this is just the beginning) We are approved for one child age 3-12, or a sibling group that is able to share a room. Now, we wait.
This process took a lot longer than we expected it to, and most of the other people in our path class were approved before we were, but this was definitely God's timing.