Sunday, August 31, 2008

What's been going on

Sorry, no new pictures or updates on Kai, but I do have a few other related things I wanted to share. First, we had a conference call with our new agency about 10 days ago. Both Kent and I were impressed with what we heard. They were very professional and really seem to have their act together. The good news is that there will be no additional fees for us to pay! In addition, they do not believe that the switch of agencies should have any impact whatsoever on our time line. Things should continue to move as they have been. I am thankful to God that we seem to have ended up in a "best case scenario" situation. Thanks for all your prayers.

The other exciting bit of news is that I have spent the last several weeks putting together a business case for my company to consider offering adoption benefits. The company currently offers adoption "assistance", which consists of an outdated book on adoption and a number to call where they can tell you which agencies are in your area. In my proposal, I requested both paid time off, as well as financial assistance, in an effort to provide equity with the benefits provided to birth mothers. I sent the proposal to the VP of Compensation and Benefits and was told that I had a compelling business case and he would look into it! Not sure where this will go, but it really makes me feel good that I may have a hand in helping future adoptive parents receive the benefits they deserve!

1 comment:

Jan said...

That's very cool that you're speaking up for yourselves & other adoptive parents/families! Hopefully the company will respond favorably & fairly to your efforts.