Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's Been Awhile!

It has been a really busy few weeks.

The highlight, of course, was our trip to Oregon. Oregon is absolutely beautiful and I highly reccommend going there if you can. For us, though, the best reason to go to Oregon is to spend time with the Derosier family. These friends of ours moved to Oregon two years ago and we miss them terribly. We had a terrific time with them. All of the kids got along great and the four grown-ups even got to enjoy a date-night! The entire trip was a very relaxing and renewing time. I'll have more posts and pictures later this week.

We also completed our last night adoption class. We still have a Saturday class to complete, but the bulk of it is done. We found out today that the first part of our home study will be Thursday morning. We are super-excited about it, but, Thursday---YIKES!

A home study, for the uninitiated, is when a social worker comes to the home and studies it.

Seriously, the social worker will come and look at our house and interview all of us. I'm not at all concerned about me or Todd, but what the boys will say is always up in the air. Also, she will look for things like where our fire extinguisher is and if we have smoke detectors in all of the bedrooms. This visit will be the first of four. We will also have background checks, be finger-printed, and will need to provide references and medical paperwork.

Adoption is a ton of work, my friends.

But worth every minute!


rg said...

Welcome back. I was wondering where you were. Ahh, yes, the lovely home study. Fletcher was oh so helpful in ours. Between him and our dog, I am surprised they let us have Luke.

apulling said...

Praying for you today. Hope all went well!