Friday, August 24, 2007

Last weekend

Last Saturday we went to another IAFQ dinner for waiting parents. We caught up with friends, and made some new ones, and had a complete blast. When we were introducing ourselves to a couple we hadn't met before, the wife said, "Do you have a blog? Checking Boxes? Are you Emma?" Hahha! I don't think that's happened to me before. She's happy to lurk and hasn't left a comment before, but checks in every day. Hi L! Great to meet you and hope we can catch up again soon!

On Sunday we met our adoption case worker (social worker), who is doing our assessment**. We have four more interviews and then she writes our report and recommendation. We have a couple of things to think about before we meet next. First, we need to get our wills written. Second, we need to decide who will take care of our child/children should we both die, and our case worker then has to talk with them. Hrmmm. No idea about that one yet.

**After being assigned our case worker and not hearing from her for over five weeks, I contacted the Dept to advise them. It turns out they had our file on hold (remember this post?), and told our case worker that, despite us never asking for it to be put on hold and specifically saying that we were proceeding as normal.


Anonymous said...

It was great to meet you guys too. Hope your assessment is going well, ours is going much better.

OziMum said...

Yay! I love those waiting dinners! We've been to a few here in SA! They are great fun. Good luck with your assessment!

OziMum said...

Oh, yeah - I tagged you! Check my blog for details!

blondie said...

I cannot believe that!!! Typical miscommunication within a government Dept. I am glad to hear that the assessment ball is finally rolling now, though. good luck with it all. If you need to talk to someone about it and get some advice you know who to call on.