Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bluebirds bring Happy Things

Not much news.....

In Japan bluebirds are said to bring "happy things" to married couples. Dean's cousin in Japan that initially got all of the information about adopting in Japan sent us some chocolates with bluebirds and explained to us about the bluebirds bringing happy things (they're SO sweet, the cousins that is, the chocolates were delicious too!), so I asked a lady that makes these little clay fairies to make me one holding a bluebird to bring "happy things" to us during our wait! I think I need to surround my work area and home with bluebirds - LOL!

Well yesterday I finally called Oasis to find out the status on our Home Study. I talked with Catherine and she let me know that Ralph had received it back from Lesley last week, he implemented the changes that Lesley suggested, and YESTERDAY (October 6th) it was sent to the court for approval. Catherine explained that we would receive a phone call from the court here to come and fill out some 'application' (not sure what that is?), and then it would go to the judge for his review and approval. Then Oasis will get the original back signed from the court and they will mail it to (not real clear here but I think) ATWA (Lesley) for inclusion in our dossier, and another original will go to US CIS. So we really are in kind of a "wait pattern" here...which is ALL TOO FRUSTRATING, I want to know what is happening, and I want to know what to expect as to timeline. I had another sleepless night last night...too many things to think about, and even though I have no control over them, I feel like I should.

We are still waiting to hear from Lesley and Taz as to when we will head to Pleasant Hill, CA to meet with them. I was hoping for early November, as Taz mentioned that she would be available the first or second week in November since she has two trips planned for October already to "deliver" babies....when I talked to Lesley she said that Taz has two more babies in November, but Lesley didn't know if those babies were going to be "International adoptions" or if they would stay in Japan. Taz works for the agency that handles both, she's a very busy gal! So we are patiently (hahahaha!) waiting to hear when we will go.
We have our Baby Care Class scheduled for Monday, October 20th at the hospital here. That is a new requirement from Japan.

I did get my employment letter signed and notarized last week, so I can officially check that off my list. We just need Dean's to be signed and notarized and that one will be done too.

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