Thursday, December 13, 2007

First Interview

Well, we had our first interview today at 3:30 with our caseworker Amber. Things went great! She asked us questions about us, our jobs, basic getting to know you stuff. She also went over the process of getting our paperwork done. It looks like we will be able to have our profile approved by the first of March, which is pretty quick! We had lots of questions, but we feel really good about our decision. When everything was done, she asked us if we wanted to continue with adoption. Of course we said yes, so we filled out our paperwork for our background check and we paid our down payment. So it's official!! We have more paperwork to start filling out, and medical check-ups to get done, and our classes start on January 17th. It's exciting, but I feel overwhelmed! It's been an emotional few days, and I hope we can get this done quickly. Amber told us the average wait is 18 months to 2 years. Oh... that makes my heart hurt!! We are praying it won't take that long!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Getting Started

Hello Family and Friends!!

I'm still trying to figure out how to do all this, but I really want to start documenting our adoption process! Jeremy and I after four years of wanting to start our family have decided to put our adoption papers in! Hooray!!! Our fifth anniversary is quickly approaching, and we have decided it is time to adopt to get our family here. About a week and a half ago we got our first few papers, which we turned in on Monday. Today we were assigned our case worker, and we have our first interview with her on December 13th. The process of just getting to be an approved couple will probably take until the end of February... at least that's the goal, it could take longer. We have a lot of paperwork, home studies, interviews, classes, and did I mention a lot of paperwork!?!? Then we wait... we know there are children that are supposed to come to us. So I'll be documenting our journey to get them here.

I have an amazing book called "Fertile in our Faith" by Krista Ralston Oaks, the way she describes adoption makes me cry every time I read it. She compares adoption to a family reunion, some come to the reunion by train, some fly, some drive, some walk, what matters is who not how they come. So... here we go!