Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dragon meets his foster mother

On Monday April 18th, we returned to the Eastern Social Welfare Society.  We had a second meeting with our new son to be and then we met Dragon's foster mother.

Requesting a meeting with a foster mother is a formal thing.  You send in paperwork while you are in the United States and they encourage you to give them plenty of advanced notice.  A meeting may or may not be arrange and a translator from the agency is on hand.  For our meeting, the translator had been present for many foster mother reunions.  He was very kind to Dragon and helped the conversation along a lot.

As soon as Dragon walked into the room his foster mother stood to hug him.  She had him sit down next to her and she held his hand and looked him over.  Dragon was shy and didn't know what to say, so I gave him the photo album we had made for her and he showed her the photos and told her about them.  She remembered that Dragon had been sick as an infant, and she told the interpreter that she was glad to see he was so healthy.  She said she had worried about him. She exclaimed several times over Dragon's height.  Dragon is tall for an American 9 year old!  He is very tall to be Korean.  I guess many of the visits last only 30 minutes, ours lasted about an hour.  She said if Dragon was ever in the country again and wanted to visit to please let the agency know to contact her.  It was very, very sweet.

Dragon is wearing the sweatshirt she bought for him


delia hornbook said...

aahhh what a lovely photo they both look really happy. I hope it all works out for you all. dee x

FoxyMoron said...

So good that he could meet her again, and what a great photo!