It is a bad sign that on the very first day of NaBloPoMo I procrastinated posting until 10:30? Don’t expect any profound composition since I sit here in my sleeping clothes and “all cleaned up” as the mister would say. The dog is poking my leg and begging to go upstairs and to bed and I am about to give in.
I was trying to think what to post about today and I am having difficultly sorting through the sporadic thoughts in my head. I have many good topics to post about, but I also want to stay current with process updates. So, I should start by letting you all know that we finished our home study and got approved. It was a rather nonchalant process where we spoke and our social worker feverishly scribbled notes on her steno pad. The questions were basic and easy and required answers of adjectives and philosophy. Most of the philosophy is theoretical at this point, as we repeatedly made clear, but I believe after 8 hours of hearing us babble she has a decent picture of who we are as people and why we will be suitable parents. This was one of the many steps
hurdles we have to climb jump through on our family building quest and it was clear there is a decent amount of legal formality that our agency does a decent job of tempering.
We are currently waiting for the home study draft to be e-mailed to us and then we can send in our immigration clearance paperwork. The
wait fun never ends, I am actually eager to be past the process part of adoption and on to the actual waiting – it is at that point that it may sink in that we will have a baby in our family in a year or so. Someone may need to remind me I wrote that last sentence when I am whining in June that we are still 34 on “the list”.