With our homestudy for Korea officially approved, we can exhale a sigh of relief. The I-600a has been completed and mailed to UCSIS on Saturday. It was much easier to complete than the I-800a form for Poland...... Thank God. It feels great to know that we are pointed in the right direction again. Our Agency Caseworker said we can expect a referral by the end of the year for a 7-8month old child which makes me happy beyond belief. Even though our precious child can't come home for a year after being matched, I just want to see his /her face, and know I'm a mom. I've already bought gifts for our first care package to our babe and their foster parents.
We are learning the Korean language and much about the Korean culture. This is the one huge difference between Korea and Poland. Being Polish, culture was a no brainer......the language was a bit more difficult but I learned alot of Polish!.. Korean language is much more difficult.....although my "Anyo-assayo" (Hello) goes along way in the Korean stores here!!!:):) One great thing is that New Jersey has many Korean areas and Influence that will not make my child feel so isolated.
I think about my child everyday...and it brings a smile to my face. I am so happy for Laura and Brian, Margaret and Sean, Krystyna and family....May God Bless you to bring your families together soon, as well as safely. Happy Memorial Day!