Our home study will soon require updating since it is almost a year old, so I contacted our home study agency to ask a few questions. I learned that the social worker who wrote our original home study gave birth to twin boys a couple of months ago and our home study update will be completed by a new social worker. I have mixed feelings about that, simply because we are comfortable with our first social worker and it will be somewhat awkward meeting with a new person. But I am sure it will all go fine.
Our adoption agency has also issued an update for our dossier requirements – the dossier is a compilation of official documents required to complete the adoption in Taiwan. Since we will be updating our home study in a couple of months, we will go ahead and update the dossier forms at that time as well. As for our timeline for a referral, our agency still projects it will be sometime in the spring or summer next year when we are matched with a child.