Today was Ephraim's Early Intervention evaluation. Even though he is supposed to qualify automatically due to his prematurity, the TEIS folks seem to want to ignore the medical information we received from Vietnam and only allow him to qualify based on their tests. Of course, during the evaluation today, Ephraim managed to accomplish activities he's never even attempted before now. He even placed two puzzle pieces in the correct spots on a shape puzzle! The tester would ask if he could do something, I would shake my head, and voila, Ephraim would do it. How embarrassing!! We're supposed to hear the results in five to ten days.
I'm a work-at-home mom of thirteen children ranging in age from twenty-six years old to five months old. Eight are home grown and five were adopted internationally (Russia, Guatemala, Vietnam and Ethiopia). We live on an 85-acre farm, and we have home schooled since 1986. My husband is a family physician in solo practice. I manage his practice and file the insurance claims.