Why is it that everything in the adoption process seems to be in slow motion? It just appears to be moving at a snail's pace. I know that our timeline is normal and that we have not hit any major snags (yet) that has prolonged our process, yet it seems to be taking SO LONG! We have yet to be matched, which is a good thing because then this process would appear to be even more painfully slow. Our home study is in the review process... our review, the home study agency's manager's review, and then our placement agency's review... my hope to have it sent to the USCIS (Immigration) by mid-February is looking dim. Now I'm hoping for late-February. USCIS approval is taking, I think, around 60 days. Well, if that's true then I can still get the dossier in by mid-May. That would be great! Baby steps!!
The biggest change going on here is in our homeschooling. We're switching it up! Last school year (2010/11) we used My Father's World. Loved it! But I wanted to try putting together my own curriculum. I wanted less structure and freedom to choose subjects or change mid-year. Well, the kids found my subject content boring and I really did miss the daily lesson plans. As a recovering Type A, the lack of structure was not beneficial for my well being. I should have known! : ) Now that we year-round school, we decided to switch back to MFW starting March 1st and not wait any longer. I'm really looking forward to going back to MFW and the kids are too! We're also trying out a new math program for the older 2 that we're hopeful will interest them more than what they are currently using. Just another reason why I love homeschooling!