As steps in your Ukrainian adoption process go, your referral
meeting in Ukraine will be one of the most intense, surreal
experience in your life. Waiting during your Ukrainian adoption?
Time to prepare for this meeting!
Part 4 of our What Adoptive Parents Can Do While They are Waiting
for Their Ukrainian Adoption. Enjoy!
Preparing for your referral meeting at the SDA in Ukraine
So, all of a sudden, you have nothing to do but wait! There is a
lot you can do to make waiting for your adoption productive and
much less painless and insure that you will thank yourself for
what you did during this waiting period after your adoptive child
or children come home from Ukraine.
Enjoy part 4 of our series:
· Understand very clearly which illnesses or issues you
feel comfortable with and which you will not accept.
· Know your limitations and stick by them. Remember
adoption is forever.
· Go online and research conditions and characteristics
you may be presented with when choosing a Ukrainian adopted
· Meet with a pediatrician and discuss common issues in
international adoption such as fetal alcohol syndrome and learn
the characteristics to look for.
· Have your adoption agency or adoption facilitator run
through mock referral interviews based on their actual experience
so you know, as much as possible, what to expect.
· Prepare a notebook you will take into the Ukrainian
referral meeting with you. List notes you do not want to have to
Adoption Services International unites loving US families with
Ukrainian children. We provide a unique combination of western
quality service (including a maximum guaranteed adoption fee),
personal adoption experience, affordable local cost and 20 years
Ukrainian experience. If you or someone you know would like to
welcome a child into their lives, as my husband and I did, or
just learn more about the Ukrainian adoption program, Adoption
Services International can help.