Monday, October 20, 2008

Interview #1

Well, it went really well. We were both a bit nervous before we went into the office, but we think it went well. Our case worker asked us a lot of questions. We spent about an hour with her. She went through questions about us dating, our marriage, us as parents, and confirmed some things we had written on our paperwork.

When we got home we jotted down some of the questions we were asked in case you are interested:

How did you come to choose adoption?
Do you know any birthmothers? Do you know anyone who has adopted? Was adopted?
How did you meet? When?
What caught your attention about the other person?
When did you marry? Previous marriages?
How would you describe your marriage?
How would you want your relationship to be with your child?
What is your philosophy on raising a child/discipline?
Will you work FT? PT? Stay at home?
How does your family feel about you adopting?
How would you deal with a family member that had a problem with the adoption?

Our case worker is going to read our profile tonight and talk to us about it tomorrow. We will probably have to make some changes here and there. We also looked at our photos and narrowed down the bunch. We'll be retaking some of them, too, so that they are as clear and bright as possible.

So far, so good. We're getting there...


Kristen said...

I just love reading about your journey, Wendy. I hope it continues to be incredibly positive!!!

Lost in Space said...

I'm so glad things went so well!! Even though you have already waited much too long for all this to happen, it seems like it is happening so fast!! (: I hope this fast trend to your baby continues. I can't wait to see what is next.

Thanks for sharing your questions. Not only will it be great for your memories someday, but it is so helpful for others also taking this same path. (:

Tara said...

I am so glad it went well! Positive motion is great!

Karen said...

You're really moving along. That's so exciting! I hope the pace just quickens.

Polly Gamwich said...

So very exciting ... there is just so much hope, I'm so excited!

Babe* said...

I'm really excited for you and Dh. This journey is moving forward rather quickly. I pray that you get to hold your beautiful baby soon.

Me said...

So glad to hear things are moving along for you!

Erin said...

Looks good, Wendy! things are unfolding so quickly, although it probably feels slower from your perspective. Thanks for sharing this experience with us.

Moving forward!

Joanna said...

I am so excited about your steps in the adoption journey. I have been keeping a close eye on your process.

Yaya said...

Good info-Thank you!!!!