Friday, October 30, 2009

-----> November 19 <-----


This is A, the 4-year-old girl, we are waiting to here about.

November 19 is the date of the "matching conference" for A.

This means they (her social worker and coworkers) will have already narrowed down the candidates to several homestudies. Then they narrow them down again in the "matching conference." Usually during that time they call the social worker to ask additional questions about the family. That's usually done as part of a conference call. Once a couple families have been picked they give the families full disclosure to see if they feel this is a good match for them. Then they pick the best family for the child.

Only the final candidate(s) meets the child. Then they spend some time with the child to make sure it's the right match. Usually an afternoon, then a day, then an over night. We will need to go where A is for a week to 10 days, should we be lucky enough to be chosen as the final candidates.

* Yes, we do find it curious that in this day and age, all they have is a black and white photo of A... hmmmm...

12.14.09 update: A's matching conference has been postponed until sometime in January. A family member may be interested in adopting A. Good news for A!

3 comments:

KT said...

I just recently started following your blog; I am happy to be following someone that open to older children as I do not know much about the process, but would like to learn.

It sure is interesting that it is a black and white photo...maybe by passing through various hands, someone had a black and white printer...and then it was scanned? Hmmm... Makes you think a bit...

Yaya said...

Black and white or not, she looks like a doll. I'll be hoping for you!!!!

Julie said...

My dream would be to adopt to A in November and the baby due in December :) a girl can dream . . .a family is born. . .