You may have noticed that several of our posts in the past have been about the process of completing our home study. The home study is a series of interviews, visits, and lots of paperwork done by a licensed professional that results in getting the green light to adopt. Without a completed home study, our profile could not be shown to birth mothers, and we could not have a child placed with us.
So, after something like two years, several interviews, visits to our apartment, background checks, fingerprinting, cat vaccinations and vet records, physicals, CPR classes, webinars and educational seminars, written biographies and questionnaires, mounds of paperwork, and a series of delays...I'm happy to say that our home study is COMPLETE and APPROVED!!!
We're now on profile with Bethany Christian Services, which means our profile book will now be shown to birth mothers. We're told the average wait time is 6-18 months. So, if you know of someone who may be considering adoption for her child, please pass our info on to her!
To wrap up, how about some pictures of Mary Beth and I with some kids? A picture is worth a thousand words, after all. Don't you think we just look like we'd make great parents!?
|With our newest neice Vivian|
|With our god-daughter Maggie|