Last night we have our very long 2 hour home study. Shelly* came in and got right to business. She was a very nice woman whom the more we talked to, we learned she was planning a trip to Walt Disney World for her family. Well, if you know Josh and I you know we go to WDW at least once a year… so we had PLENTY to talk about. The questions were pretty basic, mainly about family history, our upbringing, religious beliefs, etc. I have read on so many different blogs and websites sample questions from other states that I had very high expectations on what was going to be asked of us. Turns out this was pretty simple! She even wants to schedule Part 2 to be at the end of this week or early next week. It looks like our approval will all be waiting on Josh and I to finish our classes (assuming our home study passes and is approved by Shelly’s supervisor). That was the LAST thing that I expected!
Today I called and spoke with our case worker about our classes that start this weekend. She let me know that our fingerprints have come back and they were all clear. Yay! No one has my identity and is committing crazy crimes! ha ha!
Next comes our 27 hours of parenting classes… so for the next 3 weeks it will be pretty laid back on the adoption front. I have to admit, I’m kind of looking forward to coming home after work and not having to clean or do anything to prepare. Our house is spotless, we have no major plans during the week, it is looking pretty good. I mean, besides the fact that we have to spend 9 hours each Saturday in a classroom with 40 other people that don’t want to be there. But we will show up with a smile on our face and learn anything they want to teach us. There are a couple of disorders that are extremely common in foster children that I would like to learn more about, so hopefully they touch on those.
For now, its smooth sailing!
Until next time,
*Shelly is what we have named our Home Study Contract worker. This is not her real name.