Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our Home Visit

This past Wednesday night we had our home visit for our home study done. We think it went really well. We talked about our house, our neighborhood, and our neighbors. We mentioned how we have a great park nearby with a splash park (I can't wait to take our child there someday...it looks like so much fun!) We also talked about how we have a library and schools nearby. We gave a tour of our house. Then we talked about what happens next. We should be on the waiting families list fairly soon - we're waiting for the final home study report to be written and then we have to wait for the proof copy of our profile to arrive. After we approve the proof, they will print up 50+ copies of the profile and we'll attach our photos to them. Then we'll send them back to the agency, and they will distribute them to their different offices.

We are both so happy to be at this point. I know I wrote it before, but I really do feel hopeful now. I know it's going to take time for everything to come together, but I feel like we are really going to become parents through adoption.

10 comments:

Natalie said...

Wow!! That must be such a relief to have that part of the home study done. I can't imagine what that will be like right now, still waiting for a call to set up our initial meeting!! :) Good luck and keep us posted...I'll be thinking good thoughts for you!

Andrea said...

Yay for another thing to check off the list!

Tara said...

This is awesome! I hope that by next Christmas, you have your baby safely in your arms. Congratulations on another item checked off the list!

Erin said...

Excellent!!! Happy for you, Wendy!!

Suzanne said...

Such great news!

I have to say, I'm quite surprised by the whole adoption process and how detailed it is. I don't think it's a bad thing at all - just surprised at the depth of detail.

Lost in Space said...

I'm so happy for you, Wendy. It sounds like so much work, but you are digging in deep to get it done. I love how happy and excited you sound and can't wait until your little one is in your arms. Congrats on another milestone!!

Karen said...

It's all very exciting. I love hearing about the steps you've completed and the few you have left to do. I hope it takes less time than you expect for you and DH to become parents. I'm so happy for you.

Jill said...

Sounds like it went really well, Wendy! That's great! I hope that you'll have your baby in your home very soon.

Kristen said...

Wendy, not a day goes by that I don't think about you and the steps you are taking! I hope you are doing well and that your adoption process continues to run smoothly!!!!

Alliegatorfables said...

A friend passed your blog address on to me and I just want to say"keep the faith." Adoption will happen. I went through many of the same procedures as you and the ups and downs can be a bummer. From start to finish our adoption process took two LONG years, but I would not change a thing. We have a beautiful 3 year old now and it made our marriage MUCH stronger. If you can conquer this together you can conquer anything. Well wishes to you!