My husband passed away November 2009 when our adopted daughter was 6 months old and we were still finishing our 6 month home evaluation. Adoption finalized May 2010 (delayed to allow me to grieve) and court allowed his name on adoption order. Initial request for survivor benefits for my daughter submitted February 2011. Denied by payment center. Appeal requested immediately. 15 days given to provide information in May 2011 (submitted May 27, 2011). More information requested and sent November 2011. Follow-up phone call May 2012, still in review.