Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Get Ready for the Home Study!

Tonight we have our second home study meeting. 

What does this mean exactly?  It means I act like a maniac cleaning all day long and make sure everything is in its place and that I have paperwork ready to hand over!

The first visit was a week ago and I spent the day cleaning as well only to discover that we sat at the table for two hours!  I guess they did see our bathroom when they used it so good thing that was taken care of!

We spent that time just getting to know each other.  What lead us to adoption, signing papers, asking questions, what the process is like, and what they brought to the table as well.  We have two social workers coming because one is new so the other is supervising.   Usually for a home study you would just work with one social worker.

Our meeting tonight will be a bit different.  They will ask us more questions about goals and ourselves and question the kids.  Oh man... I tried asking the kids questions that I thought they may ask and boy do I have some sarcastic children who think they are super funny!  Wonder where that comes from!?  The children will give the social workers a tour of our house and who knows what will come out of their lovely mouths!  I have been told that Ry and I will not be involved in any of this so there will be no explaining or expanding on what they say.  Say a prayer for us! :)

I haven't written in awhile, but fall is just so busy!  That doesn't mean I haven't been collecting paperwork and getting more information about things.  My silence just means there is really nothing new to tell about the adoption and I am too busy with the other three children!  They are in football, flag football, soccer, piano, choir, and drums!  Some nights we don't get to sit down all together as a family to eat which is our habit so when we hit November I will be happy for the slow down!

As I was thinking about all of the awesome and welcomed chaos in our lives I'm sure that people ask why do we do this to ourselves?  Why add another child now?  I actually found this written on someone's page the other day and felt it fitting:  "Birthing or adopting children is almost never logical. As my sweet friend Sarah says, "There is always a better time." A time when we have more money, more time, less kids in the house, older kids...there is always a much more logical scenario I can dream up to do anything."

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