Last night, Jason and I braved the first winter snowstorm of the year to go to our first of two classes at the adoption agency. It is after you take this class that you can contact your social worker and get the ball really rolling on the homestudy process. We were given a hard cover 3-ring binder with loads of paperwork and were told that this is just the beginning. People can be so finicky when you want to adopt a child.....sheesh. :) I have a list of things to do and people to call. Everyone from the doctor's office to schedule checkups for me and Jay to the police station to get fingerprinted (that should be interesting). It was pretty exciting cuz as we get going on this, it just makes it seem more real. So far, it's been this thing we talk about and save up for, but with nothing tangible to really hold onto.....it's seemed surreal. I'm sure as we continue on, it will only feel more and more real. We really like this agency so far. Everyone we meet just couldn't be nicer and more helpful. I know we made the right choice with them.
They said that the homestudy takes 2-4 mos. and totally depends on us and how quickly we do our paperwork and get our meetings/classes taken care of. We also will be having 4 reference letters included in it, so if you get a request for one on our behalf....get 'er done!....Oh, and Thanks! :)
Woohoo...I'm so excited!