Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday Morning Update 5.7.12

Well, I'm a day late (oops!), but better late than never, right?  We had another very slow week, at least for the first part of the week. 

R:  We met with our social worker again, for our second visit.  We dug in and talked about general concerns with bringing children home from institutional settings, their typical developmental issues, as well as some specific concerns we have about attachment and grieving over the loss of their caretakers, routines, etc.  We talked about our family plan for the time immediately after bringing the kids home, until we figure out our new normal. 

There are some new VA homestudy requirements we need to take care of, but those are quick and easy, and they should be all done within a week.  Once we have those done, we can have our last homestudy visit, have the homestudy written, and then we'll be ready to submit paperwork to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)!  

Sa:  As part of the new VA requirements, we need to have proof that our animals are up-to-date on their vaccines.  What God timing this was, because our local SPCA was having their vaccine drive!  Our dog is up-to-date, but our kitties were behind.  Now, just $30 later (instead of $200) our kitties have their shots, and we have documentation necessary for our homestudy!

Su:  Ayden and I needed to make a quick trip to Joann's Fabrics for supplies to finish her AWANA Grand Prix car, and while we were there, I spoke with one of the employees about wanting to make a doll.  I left the store an hour later, with everything I needed to make this sweet little girl.

Miss Abigail is now available for adoption, through an auction on facebook.  Bidding will run until 8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 11.

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