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.