Tuesday, March 23, 2010
6 month post placement visit + more
Tonight we had our first post placement visit since Gotcha Day. It was a few questions, a home visit and filling out a couple of forms. Not a big deal at all after going through the initial process. This report needs to be in Russia fairly soon so our two agencies will work on this over the next couple of weeks and send it to Russia.
We are still struggling with getting a SS# for Jackson. Since the local SS office is making me feel (very) angry, Bill and Jackson will go down there in person tomorrow and try to work everything out. Keep your fingers crossed.
In other news, we were visited by Carolyn, Jeff and Emily last weekend. Emily turned 3 years old, so we had a bit of cake and just enjoyed each others company. As you see in the pictures, Emily is a pro at blowing out candles. Also, since Jack never had a 1 year old birthday party, we sang to him and he blew out a candle and got a little messy as well. The kids really enjoyed each others company. They were always holding hands and playing together. It was really cute. I wish they lived closer so we could be with them more often.
We also recently conducted a birth family search for Jack's biological family. The search was successful and we now have photos of his parents and siblings. I feel that this will be a true gift for Jackson as he gets older and explores who he is. Other than photos, we do not have a lot of information because the searcher is in process of moving out of the region. As a side note, Jack's biological Mother looks a lot like me, and the similarities in our features are very surprising. I guess this is why everyone thinks that Jackson looks a lot like me. Pretty cool really.