Every Child is a transparent blog journal documenting our international adoption journey for a child aged 9+ from the Philippines.

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  • Thirty Six
    on Dec 21, 2012
    I considered not writing this post because I am not sure how some readers will accept the information. However I have said from the beginning that this is a transparent account of adoption so here it is.Last week I came home from shopping t...
  • Thirty Five
    on Dec 6, 2012
    So Wednesday the 28th came and went which left us holding out hope for the 29th to hear if we had been approved by our department to adopt. In the front of my mind was the fact that we are applying far outside the usual criteria our departments...
  • Thirty Four
    on Nov 27, 2012
    On the 13th November we received an email to inform us the department received our (glowing) report from our assessor. The average wait for approval seems to sit around 2 - 3 months so no holding my breath to hear anything soon there! The process for...
  • Thirty Three
    on Nov 20, 2012
    Have you heard the playschool song 'We're going up we're going up as high as we can go, We're going down we're going down, we're going way down low, up up up up up up upppppp, down down down down down'I think they wrote it about a...
  • Thirty Two
    on Nov 8, 2012
    Refresh Refresh Refresh Refresh Refreshrestraiiiiiin-nup-refreshAn error has occurred in the system...Whooops.I just single handedly froze big-pond.Log outLog inNew email.thud thud thud thud thud thudWhat will it say?Has...
  • Thirty One
    on Nov 7, 2012
    Its been quite some time since I have posted. We have been waiting for the report to be written. We were told three weeks from assessment but then at the last moment our assessor decided the end of October. OK, I personally think four...
  • Thirty
    on Oct 7, 2012
    Whoa Nelly that was a week.After Tuesday's not so joyful email moment, Wednesday rose bright and clear and we were up and out of the house by 7am ready for the demolish-ers to do what they do best and rip the insides out of our bathroom. It still ret...
  • Twenty Nine
    on Oct 2, 2012
    I ended the last post with the good news that we had the all clear to proceed to assessment.  This technically never actually changed but once again the department has gone a bit over enthusiastic in trying to warn us against going ahead with ou...
  • Twenty Eight
    on Sep 24, 2012
    So when I last updated we were at the bottom curve of a roller coaster and not sure whether there was more track or if it was ride over. Instinct told me there was another corner but fear had me thinking we were pulling in to stop.Mind you I had no i...
  • Twenty Seven
    on Sep 17, 2012
    Roller Coasters are supposed to be fun right?!So this past week has been flat out. I have scrubbed the walls of the house, scrubbed the veranda, oiled the veranda and applied a second coat of oil to the veranda. I have painted the outs...
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