Saturday, October 15, 2005


October 14, 2005

We received a message from CCAI concerning checking the accuracy of our home study report. We did not have a copy of it yet, so Alyson sent an email asking whom should we ask for the copy.

In a message dated 10/13/2005 8:01:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Hi Alyson,

I’d check in with your social worker to see if he will be submitting you a copy of the study to review. If not, then you will see a version of the study that will be mailed to you from the FL office after it is submitted to immigration. Hope this helps! Let me know if you need anything else.

Have a great rest of the day!

AC, Assistant Manager, Dossier Department


-----Original Message-----From: [] Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 4:00 PMTo: dossier1@chinesechildren.orgSubject: Re: Reminder: China Home Study

Thank you for the message.
We do not have a copy of the home study and are not sure when or how we obtain a copy. Once we have a copy, we will review it as you recommended. If you know how and when we will receive it, please let us know. Thank you.

Alyson & Ford

In a message dated 10/13/2005 1:44:21 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Hi Alyson and Ford,

Just wanted to let you know that I reviewed a copy of your China Home Study Report. ( This note is a friendly reminder for you to coordinate with your social worker to make sure that what you have stated in your dossier documents matches to what they have stated in your home study.

Please make sure to compare the content of these two sets of documents carefully! In particular, make sure to check that the information is consistent between the particular items listed below and the home study.

 Your employment information from your employment verifications or non job letters
 Your physical exam information
 Financial information from your financial statement

Let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great rest of the day!

AC, Assistant Manager, Dossier Department


We arrived home from work and had a message from Leon and a copy of our draft home study report. This is exciting (and a little bit scary) to be able to read the report before it becomes final.

In a message dated 10/14/2005 1:43:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Hi, Alyson,

I am attaching the completed report for your adoption home study. I have checked as carefully as I could
to be sure everything matches, but I will appreciate your checking it over to see if you spot anything that
needs to be changed.

As soon as I receive your okay, I will print the necessary originals and send them off to be signed and notarized.
If no corrections have to be made, I can get them in the mail tomorrow morning.

Have a good day!



We both read the report and couldn’t be more pleased at how well L was able to tell our story complete with his observations of our qualifications as parents. The report is nine pages long. We found a minor correction that we will send to L. Reading the report gave us a glimpse of what our referrals submitted. It is overwhelming and very much a humbling experience to know that these friends expressed such caring and loving sentiments about us as individuals and as a couple. Clearly, a simple thank you to them and Leon cannot truly do justice in repaying with words what they have done for us. Please know how much we appreciate what you have done and how much a part of this family you really are.

Now that this phase of our adoption process is competed we have more paperwork to do but each (baby) step onward gets us that much closer to China and Alyzabeth!!!

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