Thursday, February 12, 2015

Home Study? Check.

It's time for another adoption update! This time from Mike, Mary Beth's husband.

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

13 comments:

  1. Oh, HOORAY!!! Such great news! Continuing prayers that God will connect you with just the right birth mother and child at just the right time! You WILL be amazing parents!! :)

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  2. You guys are so adorable!! Congrats times a million! So so so so sooooo excited for you!!

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  3. So glad that you're finally done with the home study process! I hope you are chosen quickly.

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  4. yay! sooooooo happy! praise the Lord!

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  5. Such wonderful news! And *yes*, you definitely look ready for parenthood. I'm sure it was the cat vaccinations that threw it over the top for your social worker... :P

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  6. Yay! So excited for you to become parents! :) :) :)

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  7. You are still on our family prayer board. Any child would be blessed to have the two if you.

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  8. Congratulations!! What wonderful news 😊 lovely pictures too and yes you absolutely look like naturals! Here's to a short wait 😊

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  9. HOORAY!!! It is SUCH a great feeling to have the home study done!!! Congratulations!!! Praying for a quick match for you!

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  10. Congratulations y'all! How exciting! It must be such a relief to just have that huge part of the process done. Praying you have a match soon.

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  11. That is such wonderful news! We are praying for you!!!

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  12. Congrats! That has to feel great, knowing such a big step is done, though then having to wait an unknown period of time for the next step is always hard. Praying that it is a fruitful (and SHORT!) wait for the next step!

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  13. Congratulations! Praying your baby finds you soon!

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