I have two belated Congratulations to send out.

One to Julie, my sister in law on her new job – congrats Julie!

A second to Heather and Nate, my brother in law and his girl friend got engaged on February 18!!  They hope to get married early next year down south… Yeah!  Finally Matt and I get to go somewhere warm!  I’ve already asked my mom to watch Alex 🙂

Nate and Heather

This picture is rather old – 5 years old actually – from their first Valentines Day!  We spent the weekend with them at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville.  That was a great time!  Awww… they look so young here!

First Social Worker Visit

Yesterday we had our first social worker visit.  For those who are not up on the South Korean adoption process, after the baby is placed with a family, there must be at least 3 home visits over a 6 month period.  The social worker and the Children’s Bridge need to submit reports on the baby’s progress at 2, 4, and 6 month intervals.  At the end of the 6 months a R.O.A.C.H. report (Report on the Adjustment of the Child in the Home) is submitted to Korea and after that a court hearing will be held when Alex becomes an official member of our family.  At least that is how I think it goes. 

So yesterday was the first visit and it was not as stressful as I had anticipated.  Our SW focused on Alex and his progress – his communication, motor skills, attachment etc and he passed with flying colours!  Yeah Alex!  Next visit will be just after his first birthday in May.