Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another step forward

We finally have an appointment with the attorneys.  They were good enough to get us in right before Christmas when I'm sure they are incredibly busy.  So, yay!  We're excited to meet with them and find out what they can do for us.

Monday, December 14, 2009

First home study visit

We made it through.  Whew!  It went a lot more smoothly than I anticipated.  Our hard work payed off.  We were given more forms to fill out and advised that we need to have the house baby-proofed before the next visit.  Our social worker anticipates at least one more pre-placement visit.

We're still waiting on the law firm to call us back.  They have our money & our application, so I hope it's soon.  I'll probably call them by the end of the day, if I don't hear from them before then.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Home study

Exciting news!  After confirming with the attorneys that they would accept a home study from a local agency, I contacted a social worker.  She is meeting with us on Sunday!  That was kind of unexpected.  Joel and I were willing to wait until after Christmas, but she is willing to get started with the background info now.  This is a little nerve wracking.  There's a lot of things that we want to do around the house before we meet with her.  Joel is even debating going to a Thunder game tonight because this is more important.  He's incredible...I'm so thankful he's 110% on board.

Now we just have to hear back from the attorneys and schedule our consultation.  The wait is making me a little nervous.  I keep thinking something in our information sheet is making them think twice about taking us on as clients.  Is that even possible?  I would think they would/should want to ask us, in person, about any concerns they might have.  The sermon in church yesterday was about Hope.  I'm keeping that close to my heart as we wait.

Update 12/09/09...talked to the attorneys yesterday.  I'm a dork.  I should have sent in our check with our paperwork...that's what they have been waiting on.  They have our form in the "to be interviewed" file and once they receive our check they'll call for the appointment.  Check is in the mail today.  Looking forward to the meeting.

Friday, December 4, 2009

I think I'm finished

I think I finished our scrapbook!  :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I have e-mailed our information sheet back to the attorneys.  Now we just wait to hear from them so we can schedule our consultation.  We have $250 waiting.  :)  In the meantime, I have completed my "Dear Birth Mother" letter and sent it off to my mom (the retired English teacher) for proofing and am currently working on our profile scrapbook.  I'm having fun with that.  Here are some of the pages I've done so far:

I still have another friends page and some more family pictures I want to use.  Let me know what you guys think and if anyone has any ideas, please feel free to share!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Not much new

Well we made it through Thanksgiving and football season.  Oh my poor Cowboys.  Better luck next year!

I don't have much news at this point.  Joel and I are in the process of filling out some paperwork so we can have a consultation with lawyers Bado & Bado.  We were referred to them by a friend who just recently had their adoption finalized.  I'm excited to meet with them, they seem very upfront and no-nonsense, but at the same time very kind and understanding.  The "adoption worker" advised me that we should start our Dear Birth Mother letter and a scrapbook that will show prospective birth mothers a little bit about us, our family, and our friends.  For someone who loves to take pictures you would think scrapbooking would be easy for me.  HA!  I never could get the hang of it, but I've discovered a digital scrapbooking program and I love it!  I can use digital copies of my pictures and I don't have to cut up anything.  Now, I just have to go through all the hundreds of pictures I've taken over the last few years.  Ugh.  That could prove to be quite a challenge.