Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Taste of Fall

I decided the blog needed a little change. I actually need to do more, but this will do for now.

On Wednesday, we had our home visit with our new homestudy agency. We really, really liked our social worker. Everything went well, but everything is going to take longer than I had hoped for. Home study update should be written up by the end of this month and hopefully before. Then it needs to be approved by our adoption consultant at CHI and then it can be sent to DCFS for their approval, which may take about a month. Once we have their letter of endorsement, we can send it on to USCIS for our free country change and that will probably take another month, so it will probably be February before we can send in our dossier to Ethiopia. This means we will probably need to redo the couple documents that we already have had notarized and/or certified.

In good news, our agency received 6 referrals this week: 3 girls and 3 boys. The girls were 13 months, 20 months, and 6 years and the boys were 6 months, 11 months, and 21 months. These families waited between 3 and 7 months for their referrals.

5 comments:

Meg DeZutti said...

love the update. Very happy and very fall.

So glad you like your new SW.

Amanda said...

While it seems to take longer than you were hoping, at least you're moving forward! I know stand-stills are so frustrating. You've been waiting so long.
And, the ETH program is really moving along.

I like the new fall theme! :)

Erin and Keith Sager said...

Love the blog makeover....Hoping things keep moving quickly...

Amber said...

Just think- your son or daughter could be born any day now! :) It won't be long hon. Keep the faith and keep your chin up. Love you!

Christine said...

Isn't it frustrating to be waiting for a second dossier to be completed just so you can start waiting AGAIN for your child? I am sooooo with you, sista! It's been driving me crazy. But 2009 WILL be our year! :) (Our agency has about the same wait as yours -- average of 6 months.)