Thursday, 12 March 2009

Medical has arrived :-)

This afternoon has been a whirlwind! The medical and background info on our future child arrived and I've been like a headless chicken ever since!!! Everything looks really good and the child looks to be healthy, but underweight for age/size :-) I am desperate to go over there and feed the child up!!

I've spoken to our LA Team Leader and impressed on her the urgency of getting the UK process and documentation started. She is going to try to arrange to meet with us, our Social Worker next week. She is also going to check into whether or not me and Mr Messy have to meet the Agency Medical Advisor in person, or if he can read through the information and give his opinion that way. Once that meeting is done then the LA Team Leader can get in touch with the DCSF and indicate that the LA approves of the proposed match. Then the DCSF will send us a Permission to Travel letter and me and Baby Sis will be on the next plane possible :-)

I've already asked two medical friends to look at the Medical and both say the health looks good - thank you so much to both of you, you know who you are :-) I'm going to see our own GP in the morning and ask his opinion too.

Now all I want to do is get on a plane and go and see, hug and cuddle our new child :-)


Anonymous said...

Hugs our LA sent the info to the medical advisor after we accepted our referral! If you meet with your GP prior to meeting them they may be happy for you to accept. Get packing! You will soon be on that plane. And dont worry she will soon be home and gaining weight! Love S

Janet said...

Hi S,
I've been playing round with dates and *hopefully* IF our LA get their fingers out and MOVE this time (!!!) we could be in Ethiopia in about 2 -3 weeks time!!! Wow!!! Then the wait for a Court Date has recently decreased and *might* (absolutely no certainty about this) be about 6 -7 weeks later!! Our little one could be home in May!!!
Our LA have already said that they need the Medical Advisor to see the medical info, but today they said its not in the statutory requirements from the DCSF, so I've got my fingers crossed that the reviews I've already had and seeing our GP tomorrow will be enough :-) Our LA also said that the info in the medical is so scant that it might not be worth seeing the medical advisor!
Janet (feeling just a bit calmer now!)

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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


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