There's something magical about the 9-month mark with a biological child. You've probably seen the 9 months in/9 months out photos circulating from new mothers. It's a time when personalities are starting to emerge, tangible preferences arise, first words are imitated, foods are explored, and babies are no longer content to sit still in one … Continue reading 9 months home
The quick version of this update: We were submitted to court in Korea on 8/23/18. Both birth parents were notified of the pending adoption and received those notices in early September. So we now are waiting for the judge to assign us a court date so we can meet our baby boy face-to-face! The long … Continue reading The days are long, but this year is short.
We signed our referral acceptance paperwork yesterday! Basically, this is the official paperwork that identifies us as our child's adoptive parents. It does not legally make him ours by any stretch (this won't happen until final approval in Korea around the time we are granted custody), but it does get the legal process rolling with … Continue reading Acceptance Paperwork DONE
I am so excited to say that our home study is in the final round of revisions/signatures and nearly ready to send to Korea! Along with our home study, we will also be sending our referral acceptance (ATK) paperwork. Our agency is mailing it to us to sign/notarize this week, and then we will send … Continue reading Dossier is ALMOST ready!
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