Tag: international adoption

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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Is there such a thing?

I was playing with my nephew who I’ve grown accustomed to calling Bunny or Bun for short. I can’t wait for those embarrassed older years when I’m sure the nickname will lose its charm. Running wildly around the house with him with a case of the giggles is such a treat for me. He’s so…

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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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Enlisting the team

Hi there! It’s been a relatively quiet few months on the adoption front.  I enlisted my mom as my key Sherpa, considering she’s been through this before.  Of course, I take most of my mom’s advice with a grain of salt since my parents went through this almost 31 years ago. Earlier in December, my…

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