We are still plowing through adoption stuff. Since we are applying to adopt a waiting child, we have motivation to push as fast as possible. The longer it takes for us to finish our part of the process, the longer she lives in an orphanage.
Yesterday I applied for my passport. I was very happy to find a nearby USPS that accepts passport applications. Last week I called and scheduled an appointment for this Monday morning. So, yesterday, I drove over to the USPS and handed in my application, my passport photos, and a check. Hopefully soon I am going to be a world class traveler! I told my husband he wasn’t allowed to go pick up our daughter by himself…
This morning we both visited our doctor to get general health checkups and have her fill out some paperwork about our medical history. She signed off that we are “mentally and physically fit to parent.” Woohoo! One more approval has been handed in.
Tomorrow I visit a lab to get some blood drawn for a routine check. It’s been years since I’ve had blood work done. I confess that I am not looking forward to it. Hopefully it will be an easy visit. I am drinking tons of fluids in preparation. Unfortunately, no more food until after our visit tomorrow.
We’re also working on a summary of our disciplinary beliefs/techniques for various ages of children. I’m having to research a bit as I’m honestly not sure of specific discipline techniques. I know spanking is a horrible form of punishment for a child who has been abandoned or neglected. I know positive reinforcement is better than punishment. But I’m not certain about which discipline ideas are best suited for what age. It looks like I have some more reading to do!