Monday, October 09, 2006

Another Milestone

Just learned from our coordinator that our documents have been translated and are now off to the IAD (International Adoption Department). Next, they will review our dossier and start the process of matching us with a child. Very Exciting!!

I also wanted to give everybody an update on recent adoption events. On Thursday, we had our second class at Children's Hospital, covering child development, speech therapy, and physical therapy. Again, we were impressed by the talent at the Center. On Friday, we had dinner with our informal local Vietnamese adoption group. We had a great time with everybody. Its so nice to have local people who are going through the same things you are at the same time. I can see all of us staying friends for a long time. If we ever create a formal group, our social worker is willing to give us a booth at their adoption fair - don't know if any of us is ready for that - yet!

Saturday, we attended an FTIA Waiting Families seminar in Loveland. There were a few couples who are in the same place we are, whether they are adopting from China, Guatemala, or Vietnam. We met our coordinator, Rachel, who was in town for the seminar. After months of emails and calls, it was awesome to meet her in person. We also talked to Candy, the Ohio FTIA Ohio coordinator, and our friend Perry and her adorable daughter Kiki.

To finish off the weekend, we volunteered at the Butler County Care Facility Octoberfest, which looked NOTHING like the picture below - though we had a good time.


Blogger Ange said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend to me!

9:12 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Isn't this great! Maybe by the time our referrals come in we can travel together! Now we just wait.


10:14 AM  
Blogger Martiel said...

Did the Octoberfest have beer? What does it look like if it doesn't look like the "beer" photo? :)

Sounds like it is getting close to a little girl coming home to you guys! what is the time frame? guessing by Christmas, or 2007?

9:20 PM  

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