Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Home Visit and Adoption Update

This morning our adoption social worker visited our home on "the gravelly road".  Even though I tried not to, I stressed about cleaning and getting ready.  We got enough done around the house, even though the vacuum stopped working and the rain yesterday meant lots of puppy and kiddo footprints on the floor to clean up.  Of course it was just a simple walk through of the house, nothing to have stressed over.

The interviews went fine, no big surprises in the questions asked.  Isaac did a good job of playing quietly with whichever parent was not being interviewed.  She was here about 2.5 hrs in total.  Over the next month she'll finish writing up our official homestudy.  The agency is still running background stuff and waiting for references, etc.  Getting closer...

We still have plenty of things to finish up -- some reading summaries for the training requirement and one form that still needs to get sent.  Then we need to focus on writing our "Dear Birthparent" letters -- what words even come close to what you'd want to say to someone making an adoption plan and considering your family?  Of course creating our profile book is also on the list.  I've been collecting pictures and pondering outline/format but haven't actually started.  Honestly, the pictures and layout are easy -- its the text that will take time.  I'm hoping we can get it done in the next month!

It is crazy to think that after we are officially "approved", we have no idea if the wait will be 2 months or 2 years.  I just keep reminding myself that God is absolutely in control and His timing is perfect!

1 comment:

  1. Praying for you in this process. I hope it goes more quickly than slowly so you don't have to wait as long to meet your newest family member!!


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