Saturday, November 22, 2008

Home Study

We had our first home study visit today. Our social worker Jennifer expects to get it all done prior to Christmas. We will meet with Jennifer next Saturday and then she will be able to complete it. I think that we have made the decision to work with Adoption Ark instead of Baker Victory. There has been too much procrastination with Baker Victory and I just started dealing with Adoption Ark this week and already have all of the documents that I have been waiting over a month to get from Baker Victory.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I received a call today from the social worker that's going to do our home study. It is scheduled for November 22nd. Yeah, we are making progress. We also received clarification from Alma about the "challenge". She has to get Igor and Sasha to sign documents saying it's OK for us to adopt the girls. I think I know where they are and Igor had volunteered to do this the first time we had problems so I think it's just a matter of getting the documents to him and Sasha to sign. I am hoping that we will have the opportunity to meet and spend some time with the boys when we get to Ust.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Home Study

Well, I called our home study agency to see if everything was in order. They informed me they need more documents. I got a little upset because they've had our file for 10 days and no one had called to tell me they needed additional info. I talked to a Theresa and she was right on top of things and really helped me out. I am overnighting the documents to her today and she will give our file to the agency director on Monday. We should have an appointment for our home study by the end of next week.

News from Judy O'Mara says that our adoption might be challenging because there is additional work that needs to be done to separate Tanya and Galina from their brothers. I have sent an email to Dee and she's going to ask Alma (our coordinator in Ust) for clarification. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Alma. It sounds like she's the one to get this adoption done for us if anyone is able. My goal is to get to Kaz by March 10th which is Galina's 13th birthday. Are all of you thinking what are they doing wanting two more teenagers? LOL!!!! As many of you know we have felt like Galina was ours since she stepped off the plane in 2003. We can't wait to meet Tanya!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Another Step Closer

Today we mailed in the FBI fingerprint cards and the physicals are finished. We're waiting for a call to schedule our home study. One step closer.