Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fingerprinting...Check!!.....1st Home Study....Check!!Check!!

Progress has been made! This week we've been able to check 2 important steps off our list....Monday Jan. 26th we both got fingerprinted, followed Tuesday by our first home study which lasted around 4 hours! Things are moving well, although not at lightening speed, simply due to the huge amount of paperwork to be completed. Our sweet social worker laughingly told Abbey that she was giving Mommy & Daddy lots of homework:) Here is our assignment list:

1) Dr. visits for physicals
2) Gather general documents (our birth certificates, tax returns, etc.)
3) Complete individual AUTOBIOGRAPHIES (childhood to parenting & all in-between)
4) Web sites to visit and read together
5) Questionaires for approaching real-life adoption scenarios
6) Continue checking into grants/fundraising

In about 4 weeks we'll have all of this completed and set up our 2nd and final home study, then make a family profile for birthmothers to look at when choosing a prospective home for their child. Then more writing, this time for grants to help cover the rest of the costs! As you can see, the process is not a quick one, but will be well worth all of the effort. Keep checking in for updates and thanks for your prayers!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Another Great Video!


Monday, January 12, 2009

The Joy of Adoption

Please pause the Playlist at the bottom of the page to enjoy this beautiful video made by Joy...(read her adoption blog by clicking HERE)....Thank you Joy for sharing!