Monday, June 8, 2009

Final Homestudy Interview

Well, we finally made it to the end of our Home Study! Our last interview was yesterday and it went really well. Our Social Worker came over to our house to inspect it and to ask the boys some questions and a few other things. It didn't go like I had been anticipating all this time. It was alot easier! She didn't ask the questions we prepared for and she didn't go into the rooms I cleaned the hardest....oh well. It's over and now we can put one big thing behind us on this adoption journey!

Now, we wait for our social worker to actually write the entire home study. We will then send it to our International agency for review and then we will submit our finalized home study to USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). This process is to determine our eligibility and suitability to adopt a child from a Hague Convention Country. Once this is approved, we'll be sending home study and Dossier documents to India. This process could take up to 90 days. I pray that it doesn't, but we'll see.

Can we just get a baby already?!

Please be praying for us during this process.


The Fenwick Family said...

Well congrats on that step being completed!
You wrote exactly how I feel,CAN WE JUST HAVE OUR MAIYA? Hoping that all the process goes smooth for you,Gidget

Tisra said...

Congratulations. This is one fo the most intense times because the ball is actually in your court- preparing your papers and doing your appointments. Soon, you'll be in the "wait" phase which is exciting (you're closer to your baby!) but leaves you longing and twiddling your thumbs. Similar to what Gidget wrote, I understand- "Can we just have our Dorothy, yet?!". No one likes waiting. I like thinking about how God uses the "waiting" for His purpose. In fact, I need to thank Him for it right now (I've been far to grumbly lately).

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