Post-placement

3 Month Post Placement

August 30th, 2006
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Yesterday we finished our 3 month post placement visit with our social worker, Marilyn. As usual, it was enjoyable and went by so quickly. We are now one visit closer to being able to finalize our adoption in Washington state. As these visits are beginning to come to a close, I am realizing how fast [...]

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Praise for Post Placement Visits

August 21st, 2006
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We absolutely adore our social worker from our agency. From the first time I spoke with her on the phone last fall, I knew that she was someone that I could count on. This initial perspective has rang true for the past year. She has helped to guide us, support us, and celebrates our family [...]

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Post Placement Letter – Official- Part II

August 11th, 2006
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Adjustment – Agegnehu has exceeded all of our expectations for adjustment into our family and into the general public. He is a very pleasant boy and is generally happy unless he is tired or hungry. Everyone enjoys being around him. Attachment – Agegnehu is very attached to all of his family members and recognizes them [...]

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Post Placement – 3 Months-Official Letter Part I

August 11th, 2006
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I’m done! I finally finished this last night after everyone was asleep. I remember thinking about doing placement reports while I was filling out my dossier. When the actual time came around, I balked. After filling out all of the other applications and forms, why did I have a block regarding this one? Maybe I’m [...]

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Our 3 month old

August 10th, 2006
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Actually, he is almost 10 months, but he’s 3 months to us. We celebrated our homecoming anniversary with our very first family vacation to the beach. If you take away getting there and coming back, the trip was amazing. If you do add in the travel time, it kind of averages out to worthwhile but [...]

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One month anniversary

June 9th, 2006
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Today is the one month mark for bringing home Becken! Chris and I were talking last night and saying that it seems like he has been here forever, but also like we just picked him up. We said the same things when we had brought Ivy home from the hospital. These two get along so [...]

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Our Son, the Homecoming

May 17th, 2006
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After all of my aversion to thinking that Becken would arrive on time, he arrived in my arms ten minutes after his flight landed as scheduled. There were a few moments of anxiety when another plane de boarded first and there was no baby on board. At least no Ethiopian baby on board. The pilot [...]

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