Thursday, March 10, 2011

I've got it covered

So we are finally in the thick of the adoption process. I feel like we've waited forever to get the ball rolling since we decided to adopt and now we're in a mad dash to get everything ready so we can be approved as soon as possible.

When we are approved, our profile goes live online and birth mothers-to-be can view it and hopefully choose us! I have butterflies just thinking about it!

Part of the home study is a home visit where our agency's caseworker comes to our home to make sure it is a safe environment for a child. Ummm, I should hope so because we have one already. And he's still alive. So I think we've got it covered, right? Well...let's just say their list is a lot more extensive than mine was as a first-time mom. Boo was always so easy, so I didn't stress about locking all my cupboards and putting those annoying, I mean, super important little plastic covers over all the outlets. gasp! I know.

Not to say my house is condemnable or anything, but you know those projects you know you should get to, but they just seem really overwhelming and sorta' unimportant like organizing your craft box and figuring out what to do with the huge box of books that is taking up space in the room no one ever goes into? As the age-old adage goes, "You don't worry about these seemingly minuscule details until a professional from an adoption agency comes to your home to check every possible crevice in order to deem it an acceptable environment for children." I've heard it a million times.

The Hubs and I have already completed our intake interview where they decide whether or not a couple should continue with the process and to be fair, the couple also decides whether or not they too want to continue. We did. And today is my individual interview! I'm a little nervous, but mostly excited.

So, my peeps, wish me luck! I will let you know how it goes!



Brock said...

Rearranging craft boxes and moving books around? Let's be real, things have escalated beyond that Kell. Last night she asked me to take out an entire bathroom wall with a sledge hammer! Don't want any water damage from our shower causing any mold in this "baby friendly" home. Destroying the bathroom was fun, but I wonder what I'll be asked to do when I get home tonight?

-The Hubs

Heidi said...

how exciting!

blessings on the journey ahead!


Jarlin Paul said...

Good Luck :)

Kricket said...

You are amazing and if you need any references you send them my way. I have only good things to say about you and I have a lot of them.

Briawna said...

I always thought it was kinda funny how rigorous the adoption approval process is. I understand they have an obligation to place babies in safe homes, but they should take one look at Boo and see how perfect he is and leave it at that. Sometimes I wish Heavenly Father had an approval process before he let some people get pregnant and become parents. P.S. I'm on child #3 and I still only put child locks on the cupboards with chemicals. You'll do great!!

lacy said...

Absolutely thrilled for you. Cannot wait to read more.

The BabbyMama said...

Best of luck and many blessings to you!

Molly Rivera said...

I love hearing about this process. Thanks for keeping us posted! I bet you guys get selected pretty quick. I mean who wouldn't pick you!

FYI- I have never been good at baby proofing my house either. Never used cupboard locks or outlet covers. I fail!

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