Monday, March 15, 2010

First post placement visit

We had our first post-placement visit with our agency today. Most agencies do 2 to 3 visits after a baby is placed for adoption to make sure everything is going well, everyone is adjusting, and to address any questions or issues that may arise.

Our main social worker came, along with another SW from the same office (she was here for our final homestudy visit) and an intern. Quite the crowd!

The visit was easy peasy. S had some mildly cranky moments before everyone arrived, but was happily having her late morning bottle by the time they came through the door. She was wide awake and eating like a champ when they first got here, and slipped into a formula coma shortly thereafter ;) It was the first time any of them had met her, and she charmed them completely.

We settled in and talked about how things were going. How she was eating and sleeping (big A+ on both of those), how her first doctor's appointment went, how we were adjusting to parenthood. We admitted that we lucked out big time with the easiest baby ever. J showed off his brag book that he's taking to work, and the videos we took of J and S "exercising" the other night. The ladies laughed so hard I thought they were going to cry. I can't wait to upload them to share. They are just precious.

We got some more information that the birthmom provided to the agency--what her life is like, her favorite things to do, personality traits, etc. It's a very special resource, and we can't wait to share it with S as she grows up so she can find out more about what a great birthmom she has.

After about an hour, everything was wrapped up and we waved goodbye to our social workers. They'll be back in May to see how things continue to go with us.

I forgot to get a picture of S with her social worker, but maybe we can work on that for our May visit. In the meantime, Daddy went back to work and S and I are spending the afternoon together. Life is good.

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