I am beginning to think the recurring theme for the Home Study might be, "Well, that wasn't as hard as I thought it would be." Yesterday was our second home study visit. Once again, I had a plan and that plan did not happen. I thought I would take the boys to Mother's Day Out, … Continue reading Home Study Visit #2
I went from all at peace about the home study to a ball of nerves in about 24 hours. Organization and managing details are not strengths of mine at all. I can usually manage well enough to keep us functioning as a family, but it's not how I would ever choose to create a first … Continue reading All about the first home study visit
My day so far didn't really look the way I thought it would. The original plan? Wake up, get the kids breakfast, drink coffee, get everybody dressed, empty the dishwasher, start some laundry, go to the gym, play outside for 20 minutes, pick up lunch, eat lunch at home, put my children down for a … Continue reading Another Manic Monday
We are less than a week away from our first home visit! There isn't a ton we can do to prepare, but we have been going through the house, decluttering, organizing and making sure we meet all the safety standards. A few things they check for: Fire extinguisher on each floor of the house Working … Continue reading Just checking in while we wait
As Josh and I watched figure skating tonight, I looked over at him and mentioned that from this point until forever, I will be cheering for Team USA and Team South Korea at all Olympic games. It's amazing how quickly I am already feeling attached to this place and culture. I also had the same … Continue reading 2018 Olympics!
Our home study visits are in 2 weeks! I am really, really hoping we can be completely done with the home study by the end of March. I was already eager to get through it as quickly as possible, but the out-of-state clearances and change of home study company just made it tough. Friday will … Continue reading A little more about the timeline
I just finished emailing our social worker to get our 3 home visits on her schedule! It feels like the last month has been a mad scramble just to get to this point, but I am so ready to get our dossier to Korea as fast as we possible can. Parts of this process feels … Continue reading A little Monday morning rambling
Today seems like a really good day to write about grief and loss. We completed the Hague training on this topic a few days ago, but it's weighing heavily on my mind today. My granny passed away this morning, and while she was very ready to go, I still find myself grieving. I feel low … Continue reading Adoption begins with loss.
The last week has been a whirlwind of appointments and paperwork, but we are this.close to having everything ready for our first home study visit! Josh and Elliott had physicals last week, and I had mine this week. Jackson is up-to-date on all his medical care, so it was as easy as getting a form … Continue reading Paperwork updates + our first weird encounter