Saturday, February 12, 2011

Some Basic Info

I just wanted to give you a little overview of what we will be working towards in the next couple years. Yes, years. This is not going to be a quick and easy thing. Actually the more I read about it, the more I suspect that this is going to take a lonnnnnnng time.
But, that's okay. We are ready for a wait, (although ask me again in a year and a half and I might not be so optimistic).
So here's the quick version:

  • Decided to adopt internationally
  • Researched agencies to see what options were out there (still doing that!!)
  • Contacted an adoption practitioner in October and were told to call back in January
  • Met with an agency in November just to get some info
  • Met with 2 couples to talk with them about their adoption experiences....learned a lot from that!
  • Booked a Homestudy in January and had our first meeting the 2nd week of Jan.
  • Had police checks done, fingerprinting done, wrote autobiographies about our lives, answered a hundred questions on questionnaires, wrote financial reports, had medicals done, etc. etc. etc. all part of the initial homestudy meeting.
  • Enrolled in PRIDE course (government required course for adoption) and finishing course next weekend.
next step....finish homestudy.

So it's just the beginning, but there is a lot to be done. I have a feeling that we are doing a lot of hurrying up, so we can wait. But that is the way it seems to work!


Amanda said...

Thanks for posting! We'll be watching and learning carefully! :-)

Household of Faith said...

I had no idea you guys were considering adoption. Hoping and praying that all goes well and may God bless you in the process. Looking forward to hearing about your adoption journey!