Monday, September 16, 2013

Adoption Update

It's been awhile since I've posted an adoption update, mainly because we have had very little news lately.

The biggest news we received last week is that our home study is complete. Hurray! Our social worker finished it, had us fact check it, and sent it to her agency to get notarized. Our agency now has a copy of the home study and it is being translated.

Once the home study is translated, it will be handed to the orphanage director. He or she will then read the entire thing and decide if we are to be officially matched with the child we want to adopt. This process can take up to six weeks.

Now that the excitement of our home study finalization is over, we wait. And wait. And wait some more. Hopefully the next news we receive is that "she's yours!"

We were surprised today to be notified that we will be allowed to Skype with our daughter once the dossier is submitted. That won't happen for a few months yet, but at some point we'll be able to see our daughter and hear her voice for the first time. I am thrilled about that but also nervous. If we were to "meet" for the first time in person, we could go out to eat or to the zoo or play games. We could do something while getting to know each other. Instead, we'll be sitting in front of a computer, thousands of miles away! I can't wait.


Jason and Michelle said...

That's exciting news! Hopefully things will move faster than expected!

Julie Fukuda said...

Every step, no matter how tiny or long it takes, gets you much closer. Meeting for the first time on skype does seem a bit of a challenge.

Anonymous said...

We did this with our exchange student last year before she came over.
A bit awkward, but that quickly passed, and when we actually met her in person I was glad we'd had the opportunity to Skype first. It made the in person meeting smoother.

Carrie said...

They allow you to SKYPE! WOAH! I've never heard of that before. That's wild! And definitely exciting. And also weird because, yeah, meeting through a compute.r (Oh wait...what am I saying computer bloggy friend? :) ha! Well, that will be a perfectly wonderful moment in time and I can't wait to hear that its scheduled and you are matched and on your way.