Thursday, 8 December 2011
My meeting on Tuesday
I met with my adoption worker at my local agency on Tuesday. After what seemed like a L - O - N - G wait we were able to talk about my new country. It was a positive meeting. She feels the country and Ontario agency are a good option for me. I had several questions that she said I need to ask the director of the agency in Ontario. I have to get on that. They are probably easiest asked on the phone, but perhaps best asked in an email so I have a record of them. I spoke to a family that adopted an older child (11 years) about the process and am waiting to hear back from a second family. Although there don't seem to be any children under the age of 3 at the moment in the orphanages, I think maybe this country is the route to go. I'd love a child around a year but it is very difficult to do, especially as a single. I don't quite see getting my dossier off before Christmas and wonder if it isn't better to have it all ready to go for the first week of January, but then I think if I can get it together and off next week, I can celebrate the New Year, even if the dossier only made it as far as Ontario. I was asked by my adoption worker if I had started the immigration process and I hadn't as I had been advised to wait. Now I have to try and figure that out process. It is quite complicated and one you want to make sure you get right. I believe the route is different depending on whether you bring the child home as a Canadian citizen or with a visa. I had a lovely chat with a friend and former parent this morning. Thank you for stopping by.