Had the last visit with our social worker. It felt like we were saying goodbye to a family member. I remember that first visit, over 5 years ago. I was so nervous, my house was spotless. I remember analyzing every word Blair said (okay and what I said too), thinking how this woman was going to find something that would ruin our chance to have a family.
It turned out that she was the most honest, nice, charming, easy going (to an extent), well read and well experienced woman. We spent many days over the last 5 years chatting over a cup of tea.
Yes, she gave us homework, reading lists, videos to watch but it was for our own benefit and so educational. I don't know how I would have coped in China 6 months ago if I had not done that research. It was still so difficult, but at least I knew that other people had gone through it before us. Most of all, we had an idea of how terrified our little girl really was.
Thank-you J. We are going to miss you!