Sunday, October 9, 2011


If there's one thing I've learned from this adoption process (besides my not having a lick of control over anything!) it's that what is, isn't for long.  Things are ever changing.






Even laws.

We've heard absolutely nothing about where our dossier is.  Still in translation?  Starting to be reviewed?  Who knows.

But we did learn this week that the CCCWA changed the post placement requirements for families adopting children from China -- just in time for our post placement to begin!  Post placement is when the adoption social worker comes to the home for a number of visits over a set period of time.  Until recently, the requirement was that three visits would occur in the first year the child is in the home.  Now, it's six visits over five years.  

Good gracious.

We'll have our social worker still making home visits when James is seven!  That is hilarious.  I absolutely understand that these 'authorities' need to do their due diligence to ensure that children are being placed in safe, loving homes, but we've been probed, tested, reviewed, investigated, inspected, checked, fingerprinted and fingerprinted, oh, and fingerprinted again.

Don't get me wrong, we're happy to do all these things because the reward is greater than we can probably imagine.  James being part of our lives forever is so worth it!  But, I just need to say...


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