08 October 2008

CHECK!

A "home visit" by a Russian social worker is exactly that--a visit to evaluate the home. The sw (E) was fast! (See--it's 11:10 and the visit is over and I've changed from hs clothes to cropped sweats and tee-shirt and read all your lovely comments from yesterday.) E didn't have any questions for me. She was just here to be sure that there was space for a child. She proclaimed by flat to be "very interesting". (This is because it has stairs, unlike most apartments here.)

Thanks for asking--my cats were on their best behaviour--Beazy is gorgeous and always makes a good impression...although she refuses to be stroked by strangers and Mia (yep--Hermia won out) was little and charming. They were napping in the window sill of my bedroom--the very picture of contentment.

My rep here, G, was nice enough to point out the Russian books and toys that I have--and had strategically placed to show that I had them but wasn't making a big deal about it. She also pointed out the baskets of socks, tights and underthings that were in d2b's room. That let me show the various sizes of dresses hanging in the closet (Suz, I laughed when I read your comment after the visit!) I was glad that they both seemed pleased that I was prepared and not displeased because I was preparing before the child arrived. (My friend V won't listen to any talk of Miss Possible until she's offical.)

And, in d2b's room she didn't bat an eye about the holes in the wall that are there because the curtain rod fell down this morning!! I had to pry it out of the wall. Sheesh. Hanging curtain rods. Looked like I was living in a crack house.

Both E and G laughed several times--when I said I went from living like a millionaire to living like a servant, when I pointed out I was using my sauna as a bookcase since the flat didn't have one--and were generally smiley and congenial.

AND, I think that E will be able to do my ppr's! It's iffy but sounds possible to me.

So--check! All I need now is my hs update from my other sw. And, news from my agency. Who is waiting for news from the MOE. I think.

17 comments:

Tina in CT said...

Glad to hear that it went so well.

Trying to visualize the curtain rod going through the wall and wondering how that happened. Murphy's law...

Hopefully you won't need a sw from the US.

Debbie B said...

So glad it went well. And they laughed. That seems kind of a big deal!
Great to hear that she might be able to do your ppr's. You're one huge step closer.

Rachael said...

Glad everything went well!

My daughter keeps her stuffed animals and beanies in the shelves of our wine cellar, so you are in good company with the sauna/bookcase thing! (People are always impressed we have a wine cellar -- until they open the door! :))

Maggie said...

I'm glad it went well. The fallen curtain rod would have made me a nervous wreck. How dare anything break right before a SW visit?

MMrussianadoption said...

great news. how many more documents do you need?

annmarie said...

I picture G now..."we suggest Kate has clothing for child here...yes...we suggest Russian books...yes...suggest toys." I do love her and I can find some rom under bed for when she visits.

Of course it went well. Kate is fabulous.

Jenni said...

YAY! So glad everything went well, despite the fallen curtain rod. :)

emjay said...

Yeah! Another step closer. So glad to hear the visit went well, but we had no doubts. Your happiness comes through in your post.

Here's hoping you won't need to import a U.S. SW.

votemom said...

did they speak fluent english? or some english?

i'm happy to read about the happy outcome.

Annie said...

Yahoo! I'm so glad it went well!

Crazy we have to worry so much about stuff like this...."Will they like it that I have items for the child I want to adopt? Or, will they be offended that I am that confident?" So sad.

Katie said...

I remember for mine (in the US, but still) I cleaned out even UNDER all beds. Did my SW notice this? Nope. I felt like making her get down to look under dust ruffles to be TRULY impressed with me.

Barb said...

Glad to read that the visit went well. I wonder if your G is the same as our G? . . .
Barb

Carrie said...

I FINALLY have my computer back, so I can post now.

YAY!!!!!!!

That's all I wanted to say :-)

yorkiemom said...

Yeah! Glad it went well

mommyto5 said...

Oh Kate, so glad to hear the sw visit went well! Another step closer to your d2b:) yeh!!!

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

Fantastic! I'm glad to hear it went so well today.

cm

Susan said...

Glad it went so well! Bonus points for the well-behaved kitty. My sw here barely looked at my apartment, but grilled me for two hours.

Now...you're tagged! 6 random things about yourself. Blame Jenni. :-)