Sunday, February 2, 2014

Checking Things Off the List

{the very long list}

Naturally the question we get asked the most is, "How's the adoption process going?" This is such a hard question to answer because there are so many details going on behind the scenes.  We try so hard to give people a true picture of how it's going, but honestly it is hard to put into words.  Most of you know that we submitted our massive amount of paperwork back in early January.  After that the agency sends you a checklist of the next steps in the process:

Since then we have been working to get all these details finished up.  In the last month we have:
  • Completed our 6 hour parenting class
  • Andrea completed CPR/First Aid training (DJ already had this due to his job)
  • Submitted our marriage license and birth certificates
  • Submitted paperwork for criminal history check, child abuse history, and FBI clearance (we get fingerprinted tomorrow)
  • Completed physicals for the medical report required
  • Completed our photo album for the birth mother (we will submit this to the agency tomorrow to get feedback)

Now we just have these few details left to submit:

Then the next step is the interviews and home study.  Slowly but surely we are getting there...