Tag: home study

The Journey Home

The two day we had the girls in Korea was a dream. They were these perfect little angels that played nice, ate well, were textbook sleepers (nap and solid bedtime). It was nothing short of a miracle after our case worker and foster mother had told us they were terrible sleepers. That being said, in…

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The Moment: Part II

I believe there are certain points in your life you can never be prepared for. I’ve lived the better part of my adult life being prepared. My profession exponentially fine tuned that existing characteristic in me where I like to feel some semblance of control in even the most uncontrollable of moments. This adoption journey…

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The Waiting Game

Dear John and Katie: Your dossier has officially been submitted to the Ministry of Health and Welfare for Emigration Permission (EP) on July 16, 2019. Congratulations! You are nearing the end of the adoption process in Korea. Please find below the remaining steps in the process before you travel to Korea. 1) We need to…

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The Moment: Part I

It’s a grey day in Portland, OR. I finally have time to reflect. We had planned this trip months ago, but it’s nice how the timing worked out. Last week was probably the most exciting week of my life. After what seemed like the longest application process known to man, we got the final piece…

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References

A surprising and very touching part of our adoption process has been the reference letters. It’s been difficult to feel fully the broad range of emotions because majority of the time, I feel like I’m barely keeping up with the administrative tasks. Right now, it only seems like we need 3 separate letters from people…

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