Well, it is official, we have decided to adopt from Vietnam. We got the OK from our China agency and our homestudy agency is working on the update currently. We have all the forms from the Vietnam agency and will soon be embarking on a new round of wonderful paperwork.
Our wonderful social worker Lisa is coming round we hope this weekend for a quick face to face. So yes, another major bout of cleaning is now in progress. Called in the maid service again. Yes, I know, this is probably major overkill just like it was last time. Sue me. 😉
We are keeping our paperwork in with China – the CCAA has no issues with prospective parents doing concurrent adoptions such as we are, for the time being anyway. Harrah’s would like to see a year between adoptions (so would I frankly) but for the time being we have the option of putting things in China on hold if it looks like we will be too close.
I doubt very much that there will be any close in this though. At least as of the last time I exchanged e-mails with our coordinator, the agency we chose is still seeing referrals within 3 months. And China has only referred through Nov 14th, 2005 (reminder, we are April 25th 2006) so I doubt we will see anything from China for at least another year.
Of course, all of this is subject to change. The vagaries of the Universe kept us from getting our original paperwork done in a timely manner. I don’t want that to happen this time. We do have to have all of our paperwork in for the homestudy update before our current I171H expires but other than that hard deadline I am not putting dates on anything. Just get it all done fast!
So, more information as I have it.