Adoption #2 – where are we?

Good question – where are we? If you remember back in January we got notified that we could start the homestudy process for our second adoption, affectionately called Adoption #2.  Well things got kinda delayed because of our move.  I wanted all the documents to be for the same address so the plan was to get started in the middle of March.  Then the whole Alex not sleeping thing happened, and we were way too tired to do anything beyond the basic household necessities (and even then we were slipping at times! Thank goodness for our cleaning lady).  Now that things are getting a bit better (or we are just adjusting to the lack of sleep), some of the paperwork is getting done.  Luckily since this is the second time around, we just have to do a homestudy update, not a complete homestudy.  So far we have completed the application, questionnaires, the financial paperwork, and the CAS checks and reference checks have been mailed out.  Next week we get our medicals and fingerprints done.  After the fingerprints are done, we submit them to the RCMP for Interpol clearance.  And when everything is received I’m sure our social worker will want to come and see our new place and get an update from us.  All the while that is going on, we will need to get started on completing our Dossier for the Children’s Bridge.  Phew.  In the mean time I’m finally getting Alex’s Canadian Citizenship paperwork done (just need photos and pay the fee), and plan a super dooper second birthday!  I can’t believe Alex will be 2 in just over 2 weeks.  Overwhelmed? Yes. 

I’m sure many of you have felt this way – but it is a real surreal feeling knowing that somewhere in Korea there is a woman who is pregnant right now with our child. It gives me shivers. 

I can’t wait to see this view again. 

View from the SWS Guest House when looking towards the SWS.

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15 responses

  1. So excited for you on baby #2. Our friends that just received their referral have very long wait times and I am hoping it won’t be long for you.

  2. Glad to hear you’re getting lots of paperwork done, but not so glad that the sleep thing still isn’t going well.

    Oh, this post is making me antsy to start something . . .

  3. Yay for progress on adoption #2! When I think about how much work the process was for us, I shudder to think about doing it all with a toddler in tow. But I guess we do what we have to do!

  4. YAY!! But man, I’m tired just reading this post… whew. And with the sleep stuff you’ve been going through… well, you’re stronger than I am. The lack of sleep has scared me off for a looooong time! 😉

  5. Wow! Alex will be two?! You’ve got quite a lot going on over there! I’m pooped just thinking about it all. I’m so happy to be able to follow your journey to Alex’s sibling and so very excited for you! 🙂

  6. I LOVE that view!!! We are very excited for you as you make your journey to #2. Have fun planning his party!!! I hope the sleep thing gets better for you. Hang in there!

  7. Thanks for the update! I didn’t find your blog until after Alex was already home, so I’m really excited to follow your whole journey this time to Alex’s sibling!!

  8. YEA!!! How exciting. Seems like yesterday we were waiting to travel around the same time and blink, the little munchkins will be 2! Such wonderful news.

  9. two seems to be the lucky number!! alex is turningtwo?? i don’t believe it!! and you are working on bring baby #2 home!! so exciting. so happy for you!. and ruby will gladly be alex’s girl 😉

  10. It sounds like we are at similar points in our second adoptions – how exciting!

    Alex will be 2? Wow! X will be 2 in July, I still can’t believe it.

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