We received the home study packet and chose our placement agency. We decided to go with Small Miracles and adopt from Guatemala. We started the home study appointments and sent back our application for Small Miracles. The boys are so excited. Alex wants the crib in his room. I reassured him he would change his mind after a night or two. I have completed the first round of the "Paper Chase."
Due to the Governmental problems between Guatemala and the US, we have decided to switch countries...we are now adopting from Vietnam. Unfortunately the travel there is obviously more complicated and lengthy, but we are much more confident there will be less problems.
We are now going with World Child International. Fortunately the switch requires little change and we are moving along smoothly.
March 8, 2007
We have completed our final home study appt. They inspected the house and interviewed the children. It will take about 2 wks and the final draft will be completed and they can forward this last step to Immigration to process. That final process should take 60 days as long as there are no mistakes. Then we can complete our Dossier to be sent to Vietnam. According to the agency, we should be on target to travel in September. I have learned not to count on these things because adoption is never on time. We are awaiting our passports and authenticated marriage license. Those items should be here soon.