Saturday, January 22, 2011

what's new since last time

Since I posted last week, we received the medical condition statement that we had to sign saying that we had reviewed all of Rafael's medical information and we still would like to adopt him. This was just faxed off to the Canadian Embassy in the Philippines on Thursday. Our social worker said we most likely won't hear anything else now until we get the call to travel. They also sent us the results of his eye exam which stated that his eyes were fine, they just sometimes appear crossed but they really aren't. There is some big long name for this but spelling it may be difficult!! We were so happy to hear that all is fine.
I'm guessing now that we'll travel anywhere between 4-8 weeks. Hopefully sooner rather than later although I must say that this part of the wait is so much easier than the wait to be matched. At least now we know that we should for sure be travelling by March at the latest. We just have to hang in there for a few more weeks!!!!! Then we'll finally be on our way to our son in the Philippines!!!

6 comments:

The dB family said...

Hooray!!! Praying you go sooner than later!!

We haven't heard anything about our girls medicals yet, but I'm hoping any time now.

Blessings!
Deborah

Wendy said...

The really long name is probably pseudostrabismus. It's very common in Asian kids because they have no bridges to their noses! It gives the appearance that their eyes are crossed at times. How do I know? I've taken Lily to two eye doctors to confirm that her eyes didn't cross (sometimes it appears as if one eye is) and they both told me this. If Lily looks at you straight on, her eyes look perfectly normal, but if she looks slightly to the side, one eye seems to wander. Sounds like Rafeal has the same issue.

One step closer...

Renee and Brian said...

Wendy, you are totally right!! You're one smart mama!!

Jenny said...

Awesome! Keep yourself busy and the time will be here before you know it. So glad to hear that all went well with the medical exam.

And thanks Wendy for that explanation...I didn't realize that Asian children didn't have a bridge to their nose.

Tam-A-Roo said...

I'm so happy to hear that all is well and the next step is travelling! I'm so excited for you! I'm praying you guys get to travel soon!!

Maija said...

Great news! You are so close now.