Wednesday, January 24, 2007

step one

The foster care licensing inspection is over with. she came and loked at the house and all we got 'compliant' on everything we do have to secure the fireplace screen to the wall. Odd but we have to.
The adoption licensor had to reschedule because of an emergency meeting. But she will be here tomorrow afternon.
So we are on the way
She (the licensor) kept asking how many children we wanted. Would we take 3? Would we be open to 3? Would we prefer boys? or girls?She seemed amazed we didnm't care about the gender. Just want to be able to properly room them. The fact that dh said he would love for us to have a sibling group made her eye get a bit bigger lol

Thursday, January 18, 2007


Wednesday is the day, the home study!!! DH will be home in time to help calm my insanity! I know it won't be all that bad. We are getting ALL of the home visits done in one shot if everything goes well.
The adoption licensor sounds very excited at the fact that we are looking for a sibling group or pair.
Here is to hoping it won't be long waiting!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


I am filling my time with reading. There are so darn many books out there on adoption. The last one I read dealt mainly with the loss a child who is adopted feels. The guilt and loss of their bio family even if they were adopted from birth. It also gave tips on how to ease these feeling of grief in the child. Also how the adoptive parents will also feel guilt and loss. Loss for not carrying the child loss of not being the first to see his or her face when they are born. So for book one... I learned a lot

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Color me shocked. The foster care lcensor and the adoption licensor got together compared schedules and they are BOTH coming next Wednesday!! Woohoo Two birds one stone tada.
I am very impressed so far with the level of communication. So score one for DSHS in Washington.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Got a call

today from our adoption case worker/licensor. She and the foster care worker are going to try to coordinate a visit together! we can hope they get things in order and the home studies aren't spread out.
She had no information about us other than the application. This could be REALLY fun.

Friday, January 05, 2007

We have a

DATE!! Yesireee Bob a date for our homestudy. The first one at least. A couple of days after dh gets home we are scheduled.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

and we have....

Contact!! woohoo I got a hold of our worker (NOT the one dh had the interview with grrr) they are missing some things and some other stuff needs done. Like two of my references need to be returned (cough cough) They lost my medical report and they need TB info. So that all will be taken care of and we are setting up a date for the foster care licensing part of the home study. I have to have 2! They now made it so much easier (insert dripping sarcasm here) by making us go through two homestudies with two different people because we also want to adopt and not just foster.