I have a lot of things swimming in my head.
For example, innaccuracies in my homestudy, which I just got a copy of today, which is being sent out to children's workers. Our homestudy says we will consider keeping the child's given name... I have no idea where that came from. We did say that if a child was named after a drug (or in Freakonomics fashion, if the child were named Shithead), we would change his name, since we were told that has been known to happen. But... that's not the same as "strongly consider(ing) changing the name or adding a nickname" because we want to "avoid future teasing by other children if there name is too different." No, no, no. To me, it sounds like we feel that every child should be named one of ten things, and anything outside those parameters will be met with legal white-out no matter what. But maybe it will read differently to professionals.
Also, we asked to be certified for 0-18, though we were most interested in 5-16. We were certified for 5-16 only, according to the homestudy. Plus they got The Hub's age wrong (birthdate correct), his job wrong, and it says he was in the military, which he was not.
The recent firstmother-aparent trouble has been very hard for me to read about. I'm not a fan of what goes on in a lot of domestic infant adoption, but I so very much envy there being a possibility of contact with the first family. I wish my kids, whoever they are, would be able to see their parents, get letters, send pictures to them, but it is very unlikely that will be possible. I don't know, it's all zooming around in my head, and part of me is so angry at people who hurt their kids that I can't articulate it well, even though I do think that reunification should be the goal.
I don't really have much more to write. Not feeling bloggy this week, just ready and commenty. But I did begin sewing blankets and dolls this week. Just something to keep busy.