I thought it would be a neat idea for us to all check in once in a while, and update our status in the process. That way, we can all sort of keep track of each other, and offer support through those long waiting periods.
I tried to come up with all the stages I could, for as many of the different types of adoption of which I could think. If I missed any that should be added, just let me know.
Also, do most of you use "gottcha day" to mean the day you meet your child, are granted custody, or finalize the adoption? I've always thought of it as custody, and that's how I included it in the poll. If there's a consensus another way, let me know, and I'll change it.[Poll]