Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Home Study #3

We had our third homestudy appointment today. I thought this would be the last one but we have one final one next week to make sure we have all of our paperwork in order.

Our social worker is writing as she goes, so hopefully by the end of next week we will have a draft to approve!

It is so exciting to almost be done with this process and be ONE step closer to the waiting list.

Speaking of waiting.....it is really hard. With a 13 hour time difference, communication with our orphanage isn't the easiest and they are busy with the babies during the day. I have been praying for patience and I know everything is in God's timing, not mine.

I think the hubs and I are really learning a lot about our selves through this process. They definitely dive deep into questions that stop and make you think!

Our homestudy agency puts a lot of weight on education and preparedness, which I am grateful for. One book we had to read through this process is called The Connected Child. It's awesome!

I'm sure a lot of adoptive mommas and mommas-to-be have read this book. It is packed with so many resources, I would recommend  it to everyone going through the adoption process.
Counting down the days until the final homestudy meeting! Updates to come!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Second Home Study..........Check!

It feels SO good to make some progress! I know that once our homestudy is fully finished the waiting will begin again....but it's nice to do something productive in the meantime.

I am fully understanding why they call it a paper chase! Mountains of copies and paperwork and notaries and forms and fingerprints and physicals. Enough to make your head spin. This is how I currently feel:

I am so worried about forgetting something that I have to have everything stowed away in a binder, labeled...type A personality is sneaking out :)

I've heard that putting the Dossier together is just a exhilarating....

But hubs and I had our individual interviews this past week and we both think they went well! It's always intimidating to reveal your whole life story in front of someone but our social worker is truly great.

Next week we will have our final meeting and then off to editing our home study goes and then off to Taiwan!

We are finishing up loose ends and our 10 hour education/book readings in the meantime.

A celebration is sure to ensue after the home study completion!

Until next time....