Thursday, April 21, 2011

Home Study in Hand!!!

Home study process is a huge part of the adoption journey. For us, this meant gathering medical, financial and official documents that prove that we are who we say we are. I am grateful for wonderful friends who wrote letters of support on our behalf. Our social worker is a wonderful lady who I am sure will remain in our life even after our adoption is finished. I met her today to get copies of our home study and while I am glad that the home study is finished, we both agreed that we want to stay in touch. I don't believe that God placed her in our life just for the duration of the home study.

Some of the highlights of our home study for our friends who have not gone through the process:

- Having the entire neighborhood worried as a fire truck pulled into our drive way. It was only the fire inspector conducting a part of the home study. Same madness ensued later the same week when he came back to check one smoke detector. Turns out there was nothing wrong with it, the battery wasn't pushed in all the way...oops.

-We collected reference letter from long time friends from 3 different states. Funny thing is: we "picked them up" in person. None were mailed. Yes, in the middle of all the chaos, we have traveled all over the place.

-One of the cool "God moments" of our home study: getting all our fingerprints/back ground checks back in less than 10 days. This takes about 45 days usually, which lengthens the home study process for most. We are beyond thankful for this.

So, now we are getting our dossier documents together and planning a trip to:


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  1. Congratulations! Glad this part is out of the way!

  2. Yea!!! Congrats. I know what a relief this is for you! :0) I'm going to smile all day now, knowing you're THAT much closer! Praise be to God!