Sunday, July 26, 2009

First post-placement visit

We had our first post-placement visit with our social worker Saturday. Henry had an upset tummy, a shorter than normal nap, and was very fussy all day so we were a little concerned for how it would go. Fortunately, after some initial fussiness, he did very well. He was cruising around the furniture and even smiling at her. Then he charmed her by blowing a kiss, and that pretty much sealed the deal! Thank goodness he saved up his HUGE meltdown for a short while later as we were in the car coming home from the party supply store. Oh yeah...my kid is about to turn 1!!! We are having a Tol party for him next weekend, which is the traditional Korean 1st birthday celebration. You can learn more about it here: http://www.lifeinkorea.com/culture/tol/tol.cfm

I've had several people ask me about this lately, so I think I should explain that we have not adopted Henry yet. Korea allows families to finalize the adoptions in the US 6 months after receiving the child. In the meantime, however, we are required to have 3 post-placement visits with a social worker and complete monthly reports on his development/progress. At the end of 6 months we will go to a judge here and then Henry will "officially" become a Jesse!
Here are some new pictures of our little man:


Blowing kisses--the cutest thing ever!!

I took him to Barnes and Noble and let him play with the train set.


He was very excited about the books there too. Yay!


Mommy forcing some smooches upon him.


We took him to our favorite Korean restaurant for the first time and he loved the rice and Miso soup!

Doesn't he look like a man in that pose?


4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Henry is too cute Mary!! I love that last pose of him in the car. I am glad to hear that your 1st post-placement visit went well. We have ours this Saturday. Who is your Social Worker? I wonder if we have the same one??

Dave and Beth said...

Glad to hear your first post placement visit went well!!! Henry is too cute!!

Kim said...

Congrats on the first pp visit, we just scheduled our second one for next week! Henry is SUCH a cutie! Such personality! I think Zoey could give him a run for his money though...she's quite a handful! :)

Tifani said...

Such a honey! I assure you we social workers see the full blown meltdown often... kids will be kids! Love the pics! Thanks for sharing about the Tol party- very cool and a great connection to his culture!