Monday, June 27, 2011

All Done Home Study!

So as of last Thursday, we are finished with the home study! I haven't updated in a while. Todd had his one-on-one two weeks ago. Mine was postponed b/c the social worker was sick, so I just had my one-on-one last Thursday. So, now we are finished. Just have a couple of little pieces of paperwork left to turn in and wait to be approved. It will probably be mid-August (which probably means the end of August) to be approved. The social worker has to type up a pretty in-depth report and then all the social workers at AGAPE will meet and deem us worthy or not of being parents. After that, we wait. Of course, we can look while we wait, but I'm not real sure I want to "look"...I mean, it's not like shopping for a pair of's a can you just pick one. Many have asked "how long?" The answer the case worker gave me is "at least a year". That was a little discouraging...a year!!!???!! It will then be almost two years from when we decided to do this...I'm gonna be an old woman by that time! Just kidding...maybe a little dramatic? Anyway...when all is said and done, it's all in God's hands...if he wants us to have a child next month, then we will. If he wants it to be a year, then it will. And it will all be perfect timing! I might need some of you to remind me of that every now and then! :) We will keep you posted! Until then, we wait!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Home Study #2

So I'm a little slow at posting this, but we had our second home study visit on Friday (June 3rd). The social worker came out to the house this time and did a walk through and another interview with both of us. She asked us about our parenting styles; how we were raised--what we would change and what we would do the same; about values that we would want to instill in our children;about religion and what our expectations would be for our children; and some other stuff.

After the walk through, we just had to get a couple of things to make the house safer-- extra smoke alarms--one at the ends of the hallways on both floors and carbon monoxide detectors--one for each floor. We also had to get an extra fire extinguisher for the second floor and a lock for the medicine cabinet. So, Todd did all of that this weekend and now we are ready for the next visit, which will be just me and the social worker this Friday. Then, Todd's one-on-one will be next week and then we should be finished.

We'll keep you posted...