"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Home Study

Well, today was a big day for us here in Drosche Land.  Today we met with our social worker to begin our home study for the adoption!  For some reason, both Amy and I were quite nervous all day leading up to our 4:00 p.m. appointment.  Maybe it was the worry that the social worker would say, "These crazies want to adopt?  Are you kidding?"  Maybe we were worried we would make a bad impression.  Maybe we were worried the boys would be out of control.  Maybe we were worried that the social worker would notice, and be unhappy, with the black eye Jack has from running into the wall.  These thoughts, and tons more, swirled around in our heads all day.

Long story short - we had nothing to worry about.  The appointment went very well.  We went through the ridiculously long autobiographies we painstakingly filled out a few weeks ago.  We also just talked with her.  She met the boys and they were reasonably well behaved.  She got to see them for themselves and didn't go running!  All in all it was an easy and pleasant 2 hours.  What now?  I know you're dying to know.  Well, more paperwork!  She gave us a list of all kinds of stuff she needs copies of, think birth certificates and whatnot.  Luckily we (and by we I mean my fabulous wife) have already begun to compile these documents.  We should be able to finish obtaining and organizing all of this by the end of this coming week and can then get it to our social worker.  We also have to begin taking some online training courses, 10 hours worth, which I just signed up for.  We will begin knocking those out here too.  

Luckily for us, since we are waiting for Amy to make the bug 3-0 we have the time to get the home study completed, there is no rush.  So I guess God can work waiting into a blessing huh?  :)  So, we are very happy now and are one step closer to Margaux.  We are still awaiting our pre-approval from China regarding our LOI that was submitted on Monday.  We are about 1 week into the 2-4 week waiting period to hear back.  You know what that means?  More waiting!  :)

All is well, one more hurdle down, in Drosche Land. 

1 comment:

  1. We've so been there!!!! As I look back now, I can't believe how much time we even spent getting all the paperwork done. It can be so frustrating, but as you know, so worth it. Thanks for keeping us posted!