Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tomorrow is a Big Day!

My social worker comes tomorrow for my first of two home visits.  So I've been cleaning, moving furniture, washing clothes, etc. etc. etc.  Tomorrow I'll be baking cookies and making coffee.  And getting prepared for questions, questions, questions!  Don't really have to much to say other than that.  A few prayers probably won't hurt either.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Homestudy Paperwork: Check

So I've turned in all my paperwork for the homestudy.  My case has been assigned to the social worker.  She's to contact me within two weeks to schedule my home visits. Once those are done, she writes up the home study, gets it approved by my placement agency, then off to the state and immigration it goes.  Once thats done then comes the waiting for a referral.  So now to clean, clean, clean.  My sister, friend, mom and brother helped a couple of weeks ago to begin the process.  Threw out bags of trash, have a few boxes of stuff to give to the thrift store, and still there is more to do.  Honestly its good to have something to do, so I don't sit down and just think think think, or read every blog I can find on others who are or have adopted from ethiopia.  I can spend hours doing that.  So keeping busy is a good thing.  I have started working on the dossier paperwork, but will continue to do that through the next couple of weeks.  My plan is to turn in the dossier paperwork when the home study is completed, but we will see.  I'm also in the process of beginning a fundraiser... there will be more info on that to come. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Wow, its 2010. How is that possible? I've been typing my lifestory. Its hard to put you lifestory down on paper. I know my adoptive parents do it every time I send them paperwork. Going through this process has brought me a greater appreciation of what all my foster/adoptive parents have gone through to get their children and become a family. That is what I'm most excited about, being a family. Loving this little one, getting frustrated when I'm tired (you might have to remind me I said this) and just being a mom. All the joys and trials that come with this. So as I continue down this road, I'll deal with getting the tb test and the hiv test. Going to have a physical and all the other things this entails. So Monday, I do go for my physical. This weekend I'm working on finishing the rest of my paperwork for the home study provider so that I can get that turned in next week. Then I'll wait approximately 2 weeks to meet with my social worker, during which time I will finish prepping my house for her arrival. Honestly not to worried about this part, I kind of have some inside knowledge . So we'll see. I'll let you know when the paperwork is all turned in.