Sunday, August 29, 2010

Adoption Update

Ten days ago we started our adoption paperwork. That was the day we got our fingerprints done and sent off to the FBI and the SBI. We also got criminal records checks. Since then, we have gotten back all the paperwork we needed to turn in to our social worker for our home study and we gave it to her at our first visit today. The only thing we still need are our three references and those should be to her by the end of next week. Once she gets those she will finalize our paperwork, drop by for one more visit and we will be done!

Just in case you are not properly impressed, let me explain a little about home studies. This is when you hire a social worker to come out to your home and look it over. They are looking to make sure it is a suitable environment for a child (ie. no rusty nails laying about, no piles of garbage all over the floor). They also need a huge amount of information and documentation. Criminal background checks, family's names and contact information, medical letters stating you do not have any health problems that would cause a shortened life expectancy, tax returns, paystubs, references, birth certificates, pages of questions about your marriage, children and attitudes on adoption, budget.... Normally the process takes about 3 months to complete. It looks like ours will be done in less than one. Yay!

This really is going to happen. We are going to adopt a child. I can't wait!!!


  1. I am so excited for you. I got goosebumps just reading about your excitement.
    God is good all the time...all the time God is good.

  2. I am so happy for you. Adoption is something I have considered too. Like Angelina, I would love to have babies from all over the world. I can't wait to read how things go.

  3. Congratulations! We have adopted 4 children--in the beginning (and even with the 4th) the process seemed so daunting, but it was worth all the rushing around, compiling documents, waiting, hoping and praying. I can't wait to hear more about the good things coming your way! :)


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