I fell a little behind and didn't post after last week's session. Last week was our medication management training. Todd was not there because he's at furniture market in North Carolina. Luckily, for this class, there's a DVD recording of it so he can take it home and watch it on his own time. Nothing interesting to report from this class. Just basically a lot of common sense about safety when dealing with storing and administering medicine to children.
But on a more interesting note, we only have three classes left--two PATH courses and a CPR training. We've already turned in our application and related paperwork, so in three weeks, they can begin our home study process. This involves 4-5 visits with us and interviewing us separately and together. They will contact our references (some of you may be getting a letter or phone call...not sure how that works). Tell them only good things, please? :) This process can take several weeks. During this time, we will have to go get fingerprinted and go get physicals, too. And, there's more paperwork to complete, too that goes with all of this. After the home study is completed, they will type up a nice little report summarizing everything about us and "deeming" us eligible to adopt (hopefully!). They have up to 90 days to complete this report. After that, we'll be eligible to adopt a child. We can adopt from their list or any list we choose. Many of you have asked about a time frame. It looks like it could be August or September before we're eligible to adopt. Then it's a matter of finding the right child (or children). I could be sooner though...difficult to know. So keep praying for us and keep your ears out for any child needing a good home!
I'll try to be better about posting sooner this week!