Sunday, September 28, 2008

Adoption Application

Steve and I spent a lot of time working on our application yesterday. We are almost done. We still need to find some info on our health/life insurance. I also need to draw a floorplan of our house (or find one from when we bought our house.) Then we will copy everything and send it on its way.

We have two books to read -- Dear Birthmother and Adopting After Infertility. I started D.B. and Steve started A.A.I. So far so good. Both books are required reading for the domestic program.

We are taking tomorrow off to work on organizing things around our house. Of course, we probably don't need everything to be done, but we'll feel better by doing it. I am going to try to organize the laundry room and the computer/guest room. If it doesn't rain, he is going to work outside in the yard.

We aren't really sure what we'll need to do for our actual home study, but it feels good to be productive.

Today we went to a cider mill and apple orchard with my sisters. We wanted to take some pictures and we thought it might be a good place. (Plus I LOVE cider mills...it reminds me of being little!) We are hoping that one of the pictures could be used for our profile. The agency puts a picture of the adopting parents on the cover of your profile. Then you write little captions for the other pictures inside your profile.

11 comments:

Tara said...

The pictures are great! I am glad you are being productive and feeling good :)

Christi said...

I love the pictures! I can't believe how much progress you've made. that's awesome

Chinese Girl said...

what a happy life

Lorraine said...

You look like the people Central Casting would send over for the role of "Good Parents"!

Wendy said...

You are all so nice. Thanks - you made me feel really good. :)

Natalie said...

Wow! Great work on getting your paperwork finished up! My husband was out of town most of last week, so we're going to get that tackled this week! We have a lot of stuff to get done around the house also...know what you mean about wanting it a certain way! The pictures are great! I love the Fall!

Hear My Cry said...

Great pictures!!

Polly Gamwich said...

I love the wagon pic! Too cute. I can't believe this is all actually moving forward - so surreal!

Me said...

Oh that looks like soooo much fun!

Yaya said...

Oh boy, do I relate to you! We just finished the adoption application. I had no idea it would take weeks to complete! Holy cow, all that information! I'm sending it one it's way today (with delivery confirmation of course, this sucker better get there after all the time I spent on it!). Then we have to start prepping our house before the home study. Who knew it was so much work?!

Andrea said...

Good luck!!!