Friday, March 27, 2009

I guess some people must be bad...

Here's the email I got from our SW today:

"Just wanted to let you know that the Child Abuse and Division of Criminal Records checks are back already! Can't believe it - you all must have an angel on your shoulders. The FBI checks take longer but I can proceed as long as I have the ones that have come in. See you the 10th!"

Woo hoo! We're one tiny step closer.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's a Date

Our first home visit is scheduled for April 10th at 12:30. The kids don't have school since it is good Friday but the Boy has a soccer game that afternoon. The SW is going to do the safety inspection and meet the kids so that they know her a little bit before she has to interview them. I could have scheduled it sooner but I have my licensing exam (BIG DEAL) test on the 7th and need to concentrate on studying first.

We had callbacks from the references provided by the facilitator we're considering when we returned home. Mr. H talked with one of them. They had glowing reports about the facilitator. They had been trying to adopt for a long time. 1st through an attorney, then through a Christian agency ( I think it was for 2 -3 years) then finally with the facilitator. Within 3 months they had a baby in their arms! I realize that's an anomaly but it continues the good feeling I have about this lady and her company.

Monday, March 16, 2009

FBI work your Magic!

We're still traveling - we should be home tonight. I emailed our SW to make sure she got our paperwork (as if the delivery confirmation from the USPS wasn't enough). She did and said she'd sent off our background checks! Woo hoo! Plus she didn't make any other comments about anything else in there so I'm guessing that means it was ok.

The rest of our week is crummy/crazy busy and so is the SW's. Mr H will be home til Wed when he has to go to Vegas for work (poor thing).

We're going to try to schedule the first visit for next week. things are progressing!

Friday, March 6, 2009


Thanks for all the great comments everyone! I love finding new blogs/groups I don't know about. I feel like I need all the help I can get. I see several of you are from Lost and Found. I don't know what that is....can someone send me a link?

No news on the adoption front other than my paper cut really hurts! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

In the Mail

The homestudy application/paperwork/fingerprints goes in the mail in the morning.

Until today it had gone pretty smoothly.

Mr H and the kids getting fingerprinted required 2 trips to the sherriff's office. Plus Mr H going back in two more times after coming home. UGH!

Then I got a huge freakin' paper cut sealing the stinking envelope AND by then the post office was closed.

so now we wait.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I wonder...

how often I make insensitive dumb-ass comments? I try not to but I bet I do.

I went to a scrapbooking charity crop on Saturday. I really had to struggle to educate my sister and our friends about adoption and how some people go about it. It was interesting to see what outraged them and what they just plain didn't understand. Of course among the four of them there are 6 children under the age of seven and one of them thinks she might be pregnant. Which is great except for the fact that she's going on vacation soon and wants to drink. So I listened to several hours of "but I don't want to be pregnant right now". Are you F***ING kidding me? Since you are fertile myrtle and you're doing it like bunnies perhaps you should wrap it up till you GO on vacation!

My head hurts just thinking about it. People are weird.