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Monday, July 19, 2010

First meeting

We had a first meeting with our new social worker here in BC this AM and it went great. She is a down to earth kind of person which made us at ease. No matter how many times we meet with social workers that nervousness is always there. Not as much as the first visit we ever had but it's there. You know that feeling that they are literally holding your chances of having a child in their hands. I know that is not the case but the feeling just never goes away.

Anyways, we think it went great and we are meeting her again in 2 weeks. We are just finishing off the paper trail, and should have everything in place by the end of August.

It's so different this time around, it's like the motivation isn't as strong. Not that I want this any less than before but we are redoing the same old questionnaires and physicals and checks and it's just so blahhhhh this time. Hopefully it's our last time with this adoption and things actually have a happy ending this time.

Well, that's it for our latest update. Will post when I know more.

I also wanted to take this quick moment to say "i'm so sorry for all the families in the Ethiopian program with CAFAC that are left in limbo, or have had their journey end in some way or another. My heart is going out to you all and I just wish I had the right words to say to make it all better. I'm here for you and although I can't possibly understand the pain I can relate and will never judge what you are feeling." Hugs to you all.


lyndsey&kevin said...

Thanks for the shout out.

I hope this new journey is wonderful for you guys.. BC is where it's at!!!!

bigs hugs backatcha!! L

Derrick, Alysia, and Levi said...

Yay for the first meeting! Glad it went well and that's great that all should be in place by the end of August! Super!

alicia norris said...

Good luck Natalie! So does that mean your profile will be ready for August? (I don't know much about this!)

Sharla said...

I hope things go smoothly for you.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the hug and the listening ear!! Glad to hear your meeting went well.

Steph :-)

darci said...

whoohoo! that is an exciting step. i will be following along and wishing you the best of experiences in this adoption-i am excited for yoU!
did something new happen with cafac? i must have my head in the sand..