Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Workbooks and profiles submitted!

We submitted our workbooks and profiles to the Dept today. What a relief! They were a long time coming, not that there's a great rush - still 8 months til I'm thirty. In any case, we completed graphs, charts, responses to readings, family trees, financial statements and our life stories.

Some of the questions we each had to write about included the following toughies:

How has your position in the family (eg. youngest/third/middle child) influenced your roles and attitudes?

Describe your most recent disagreement with your partner - what was it about and how was it resolved?

Can you identify any patterns in the way in which you manage stresses?

What three things do you like and dislike about your partner?

What do you look forward to most as a parent?

In what circumstances could you see yourself allowing a child to win an argument?

and the absolute corker:

Why do you want to have children?


Lisa and Shane said...

Wow Emma - they're tuff! Another milestone... well done. We have a big milestone coming up tomorrow...

LaLa said...

Congrats...one step closer. Yeah, some of those questions can be really hard. Oh, and on the winning the argument one..I say when Annslee is asking for ice cream for breakfast..so I can have it too ha ha

Lisa and Doug said...

Congrats on getting that submitted! Sounds like a lot of hard work!

~*~Sandie~*~ said...


I remember that one - "under what circumstances would you allow a child to win an argument."

We wrote - "when the child is right."

blondie said...

Awesome work, you two! Its about time you joined the queue of prospective adoptive parents stressing about assessment! He he he.

Congratulations. The best it yet to come.

:P blondie

Fionn said...

Those sound hard! How long did it take you to get through all of them?

Anonymous said...

Host a student from China this summer July 23 - Aug 2

Would you like to host a student from China for two weeks this summer?
70 Chinese students, grade 4 to 11, are attending ELP Summer Camp
at Oak Point Intermediate School in Eden Prairie
from Monday, July 23, 2007 to Thursday August 2, 2007
Your child or children can attend the Camp free when you host one or two students
You can also host a student or two if your children are all grown up

Please e-mail or call before June 20 to host a Chinese student
E-mail: service@elp-world.org

ELP International Exchange & Learning Programs www.elp-world.org

●The Chinese students are currently attending Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Experimental School and this will be their first visit to Minnesota.
● Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Experimental School is the best private school in Beijing, China. (www.bjfles.com) It is a grade 1-12 boarding school with 2,300 students.
●A group of Creek Valley Elementary School and Countryside Elementary School teachers and families have visited the Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Experimental School during the spring break.
● The Summer Camp is to let students from China learn about American culture, people, English, and ways of life in Minnesota. It also offers American students and their families an opportunity to make Chinese friends and to learn about China and Chinese culture.
● The Chinese students will be arriving in Minnesota on Saturday, July 21, 2007 and leaving on Saturday, August 4, 2007
● The host family orientation will be held at Valley View Middle School on Thursday, June 28, 2007 from 5 to 6 p.m.
● ELP Summer Camp is organized by ELP International Exchange & Learning Programs located in Eagan, Minnesota (www.elp-world.org) ELP has organized school exchange visits between Creek Valley Elementary School and Beijing Primary School in the last three years. ELP also sponsored Edina and Eden Prairie educators visiting schools and teacher¡¦s colleges in China and Taiwan in 2003.

leisa said...

Wow hard to top the heart felt comment from anonymous!! But here I go...Congratulations...Why do you want to have children...my answer for this week is - they win colouring competitions and you get to cheer and clap at school assembly - priceless.

OziMum said...

Hi Emma! I've just found your blog, I'm a fellow Aussie-adopting-from-China-blogger!!!

When we did our assessment, and it came to the relationship questions... we kinda threw our social worker for a six, when we had to explain that we had been married twice... to each other!

:) Congrats on finishing the paperwork!