Welcome to our journey! The decision for us to adopt a child from China has been one of the most exciting things that we have done! We had no idea that a child half a world away could already be in our hearts....this is our journey to bring him home.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Our in Home Study is over!! :)

Well....yesterday we had our in Home Study and we feel that it went really well!  Our social workers came over about 4 in the afternoon and were here for just a little over an hour.  It was very casual and we had a nice visit.  They asked that all the kids be here so Eric, Michael and even Amanda and the girls were here!  We had a discussion and they asked the kids some questions and then they took a tour of the house. I glad that I took the time to do all the extra cleaning!! Lol   I think that this will be our final Home Study meeting and now we are going to be working on our dossier to send to China.  The social workers will be getting all the paperwork together and getting in contact with us if they need anything.  Now the waiting game really begins!  Before we had a lot of things to work on and paperwork to we are going to have to find other hobbies to keep us busy until we hear if we are approved from China!  Although, I am sure that all of our work has not ended!!  We will keep posting updates as we go along!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Our 2nd Home Study visit!!

We had our 2nd Home Study visit with our social workers on Friday, January 7, and I felt a lot more at ease this time!  We went in and it seems like everyone was a lot more comfortable with each other....that was really a good feeling!  We took a half hour together and then Gary talked with them for half and hour alone and then it was my turn.  When we left we had a good feeling about how the meeting went.  Our next meeting is going to be on January 26....this meeting is going to be at our home.  I am not really sure what they are looking for exactly...I think that they just want to make sure that you have enough room to bring a child into your home and that you have a safe home for them.  Just in case I am going to be cleaning and  straightening up!!  Can't be too careful!!  I will post again after that meeting......this one is going to be the most stressful of all!!!!  I wonder if this will be the last meeting?  Time will tell!!