We had the meeting with our contracted adoption assessor (social worker) today who had the information pack from DoCS (sent over by the orphanage in Colombia) with the details of our son, Andres who is currently just over 5 months old.
Having the photo makes it very real now – this is very exciting, we are really looking forward to travelling to Colombia to collect him.
Also, the timing of being allocated is perfect in relation to our uni studies. We had been debating about whether we should continue with our studies this semester or defer, but now that we have been allocated we have decided to defer – and census date is today, so we were able to pull out without financial or academic penalty (although I’m sure they would have approved extenuating circumstances!). So even though it upsets our uni plans for the year (we were hoping to be finished by the end of the year) at least we get to save some money (about $3300 between the two of us) this semester and we will revisit our plans in second semester.