It's so funny to watch Jackson and Elliott process what we try to explain to them about the adoption. Because of their ages, we've been very careful about how and when we have shared details with them. Right now, they know that we want to have a baby brother or sister by the time Jackson … Continue reading A word from the Brothers
We did our first class for our Hague/adoptive parent training last week, and it was incredibly informative! It was basically a one hour overview of South Korea. Even though SK is a US ally and we were a major player in their civil war and we have bases there that are key to our East … Continue reading Korea 101
Some good news! The very first step for us with our agency was to submit a short summary of our home study, a family photo and a paragraph about why we want to adopt to ESWS for pre-approval. This isn't required for every family adopting from South Korea, but we are using an out-of-state agency … Continue reading Pre-approval granted!
So we're officially working with a new home study agency. It's wonderful that we found another one so quickly. I'm trying to be really optimistic about that. The new agency requires a lot more from us - including two additional references and applying for a lot of state and federal information that our original agency … Continue reading Round 2
This is a post I can't believe I'm writing already. We fully expect setbacks and twists and turns during the process. It's pretty much par for the course. Today, we learned "Hague compliant" and "Hague accredited" are different things, and that difference is a big deal when adopting from South Korea. We are working with … Continue reading Our First Setback
After weeks of discussions and decisions, we officially mailed in our pre-application and formal application to our agency today! We also mailed our official home study application! So far, we have pulled together everything we can possibly pull together on our end in terms of paperwork. We've been fingerprinted for an FBI clearance, and we … Continue reading And we’re off!
I find myself daydreaming a lot about our first few months at home with our third child. It feels so far away right now, but at the same time, I know how quickly time goes when you stay busy. And with two children, we are very good at staying busy. So sometimes I may use … Continue reading A little Korean Party Culture