Friday, 13 March 2009

GP reviewed Medical

I've just walked in the door after seeing our GP. He read through the medical, noted that it was written by a University trained Paediatrician, which he said was excellent and made the medical much more likely to be accurate. He said he had no concerns about anything written in the report :-) He did comment on the child's weight, but said that is probably down to where child is living and with good nutrition child is likely to be fine. I asked about the HIV test and he said that as the child tested negative that it is an accurate test, apparently a positive can be false as it can show maternal antibodies. He congratulated us and said the picture was lovely :-)

The only thing we have to do now is meet with the LA Team Leader and our Social Worker next week and get that precious letter from the DCSF and we are on the NEXT PLANE TO ADDIS ABABA :-)

18 comments:

kristine said...

So happy to read that her medicals are good!

Hope she is home very very soon.

Janet said...

Hi Kristine,
Thank you :-) I feel like I'm walking on air at the moment, everything is just slotting into place :-)
If our SWs and UK govt dept get their acts together and issue the Permission to Travel letter quickly following our meeting with the SWs next week, I could travel for the first trip in about two weeks time!!! I could hold our new little one that soon :-) That thought brings tears to my eyes :-) Then is the horrible bit of coming home without our child to wait for our Court Date, and that brings a different sort of tears to my eyes! Hopefully the wait won't be too long and I have so much to get ready I will be able to stay VERY busy!!
How is your application going?
Love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

Glad it went well:) Lets hope the DCSF are quicker at writing letters! Hopefully it wont be too long now.
She will be home soon, so just concentrate on that fact:)

Love S

Janet said...

Hi S,
According to others that have recently gone through this part of the process the DCSF are completely different and actually manage to be efficient!!!
Wow our new one WILL be home soon :-) After all this time I still have to keep pinching myself to make sure I'm not dreaming!!
Lots of love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

That's why I'm going with you the first time - I know how hard it will be for you to come home without her!!!! But it won't be too much longer and she'll be home with you forever :)

Love
Baby Sis
xxx

Janet said...

Baby Sis,
You are such a sweetie - just make sure you pack a suitcase FULL of tissues for the flight home :-( And you are right it won't be too much longer now :-)
Lots of love
Me
xxxxxxxx

Mac said...

Oh Janet, we're just over the moon happy for you! I don't always get to post, but I am reading and keeping up with you.
It is so thrilling for me to watch you receive your referral, and I can't wait to see you bring her home! I live for moments like yours, it makes the whole wait soooo much easier when friends bring their babies home. Doodle, DH and I will be watching (reading).

kristine said...

I agree with Mac - it makes it so much easier when I watch someone I like get closer to having their baby home! And the posts back and forth between you and sis brought tears to my eyes. what wonderful stories you will have years from now.

thanks for asking about our process. today I paid off the last fee for our home study! so now we slog through the paperwork gathering - i'm hoping 6 weeks everything will be in ET. We'll see. But still it feels better.

I can't imagine seeing her and then leaving her. You'll need tissues and some kind of inner strength that I know we all have when called upon but it seems unimaginable in the abstract.

I'm glad you blog - you'll have a lot of support when you get back.

Janet said...

Hi Mac,
Thank you for being so happy for us :-) I'll hopefully be able to blog from Addis, but the internet connection is slow and intermittant at times, but I'll do my best. I don't post pictures of my family on the blog, but I'll try to post pictures of the sights and scenes of Addis :-) Have a great weekend, especially now that Doodle is so much better :-)
Lots of love
Janet
xxx

Janet said...

Hi Kristine,
Glad its helping you and Mac to read about our process :-) And Baby Sis is a very special young lady, I've watched her grow (she was born when I was almost 15) into a beautiful, intelligent, kind, funny and lovely young woman and I'm very proud to be her Big Sis :-) And I don't know if I would be able to cope emotionally, going on my own so I'm hugely grateful that she is giving up some of her holiday/vacation time and time away from her fiance to accompany me :-)
Its great to hear that you are back on track with your own application :-) And fantastic that you could have your papers over there so soon :-) How long do you expect to wait for a referral? What age/gender are you requesting? How does Q feel? Little Prince is still quite unsure about the whole thing!!
When we first changed to Ethiopia, one of the reasons we chose it was because we wouldn't have to make two trips! I didn't think I would have the strength to do that!! Now I'm going to have to find that strength from somewhere, but with the support of my sister and my family once I'm home, I'm going to try.
Love
Janet
xxx

Anonymous said...

You're going to embarress Auntie S :P (Heh it's weird calling her Auntie)

LMS
xxx

mint said...

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Sarah

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Janet said...

Hi LMS,
I'm her Big Sis, I'm SUPPOSED to embarass her lol.
Mwahahahaha :-)
Lots of love
Mummy
xxxxxx

Janet said...

Hi Sarah,
Thank you for your compliment :-)
Love
Janet

Anonymous said...

Yeah but not by being nice to her :P It goes against all normal big sisterly-ness :P HMPH! According to my social networking site she went to a town nearish me today and DIDN'T stop by to see me :O Not impressed :P

LMS
xxx

Janet said...

Hi LMS,
Changing tactics and being nice keeps her on her toes lol.
Sorry she's bypassed you today, she was probably busy!! Get in touch and see what's going on lol.
Lots of love
Mummy
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Oh I did lol They went for a drive and wanted to see a castle then thought about dropping by but were too tired after walking around all day. It's not like the bypassed me, they didn't get so far as me :P

LMS
xxx

Janet said...

Hi LMS,
That doesn't sound so bad then! At least they weren't ignoring you :-) And it explains why she isn't replying to the emails I'm sending lol.
Lots of love
Mummy
xxxx


OUR ETHIOPIAN ADOPTION TIMELINE


25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country

OUR CHINA ADOPTION TIMELINE

Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006