Author Archives: Jennifer

Naggy Nancy…

I said it once and I’ll say it again. I  hate nagging. Hate it!  I don’t want to be a nag. I don’t want to nag anyone, ever, never.  Don’t make me nag you!  It’s annoying.  But our homestudy still isn’t done and it’s driving me bananas. We had our last meeting with our social worker on December 22nd.  As she left, she told us she would email us some questions in the next few days as questions always arise [...]

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China Docs

This is a shot of one of the many pages of the file you get when you get a match and/or request info on one of the special focus kids on the shared website for our agency.   So we got through the paper chase and finished our homestudy.  Just before our final homestudy meeting, I met with the international coordinator for our agency.  She’s an amazing, amazing woman. So much knowledge.  So compassionate. So wise!  We talked with her [...]

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Yahoo groups overload .. make it stop!

Short and sweet.  Somewhere along the way it was suggested to join the yahoo group for our agency.  Or more specifically their yahoo group for the waiting child program.  So I did, of course. The more help I can get, the better. After all, nobody we know has adopted so we don’t have much in the way of tangible resources to tap into. I joined the group and signed up to just get a daily digest of the posts.  Good [...]

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The Binder…

The first photo is all of the documents required for the first phase of the paper chase. The second is THE binder.Ugh. It’s huge. It’s intimidating. But it’s the first obstacle on the path to baby sister, so let’s do this! Of course as is my personality, I read through the binder after we got the boys to bed on the same day we went to class and received the binder. I scribbled some notes and made to do lists [...]

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Ready, set, go!

This photo is of me and my foster mother. Thank goodness I grew into my head. Sheesh. After we selected an agency, the first step was to take the required training, which for our agency is a full day pre-adopt class. It’s lead by parents who have adopted internationally through the agency. Having just moved (there’s a lot to the story of how we got to where we are now settling in and those of you who know of our [...]

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