…or so it feels.
We got a call from our agency last week that OPA (remember them? WE almost didn’t) is requesting clarification on Fred’s and my child care plans for the additional children. That is, they want to know specifically what Fred’s work hours are [suddenly, "full time," as stated in our Home Study Report is too vague... after the report has read that way for over a year and a half] and when he is available to spend time with his children.
And, also, noting that the number of children with whom I would be “home full-time” would be doubling, was I planning on hiring a nanny? (Haha, I WISH! Pero, no.) Or using daycare? (<<No saben ustedes que significa “home full time with the children?” En verdad?>>) Ahem, also “no.”
I plan on taking care of the next two in much the same fashion as I did the first two. And if that means sending the older boys to our local public school so that their education doesn’t take an unacceptable hit as I work with the next two in their transition here, then that’s what we’ll do. I’m hoping to keep them all here together, though, so the siblings can bond even as the newer ones adjust to me and to Fred — and to life in these Estados Unidos. (Also because the twins are thriving with the home schooling connections we have!) But we’ll see. At any rate, sí, por supuesto tenemos un plan. We’ve had more than 2 1/2 years to come up with it, already!
And now you, mi querido público, know it, too.
Very specific questions. Pretty sure they’re already implicitly covered in the report we sent one year and eight months ago.
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