The first leg of the journey completed! Last evening, we along with five other families, completed the four group sessions. They consisted of one all-day session and three evening sessions. Some of the topics we covered were the adoption process, positive adoption language, medical information, bonding and attachment, discipline, loss and grieving, and the search for racial identity. It was good to get to know other families who are entering this process.
The next step will be the home visit! It will be an all-day visit to our home by the social worker. We both completed a questionnaire and wrote an autobiography in preparation for this meeting. Our social worker will help us discover from what country we will adopt. And this will determine the paperwork trail that lies ahead. We will be contacted in a couple of weeks to schedule this meeting.