So I know it has been a while since I posted last and I’m sure your first question is, what’s the update? Well we are still in the process of completing paperwork and getting things ready for our home study visit at our house from our adoption agency. What is taking so long you ask?? Papers, papers and more papers. I thought I would explain a little about what all goes into completing a home study. In our packet we are to complete several papers worth of question about what we are looking for in child (age, race, etc). We are given several pages of potential medical conditions to decide whether we are comfortable accepting a child with different medical conditions as well as what decisions we are willing to allow the birth mom to take and what decisions we would rather make for our potential child. Also included in our packet are; financial statements, proof of life insurance, proof of medical insurance, statement of guardianship should something ever happen to Bryan and myself, statement of infertility from our doctor as well as physicals, background checks and a drawn fire escape plan for our house. On top of all of this we are asked to each write a 3-6 page autobiography. Are you tired yet?? Need a break??
Although this is a long process, it has allowed Bryan and I to draw closer to each other during this time. We have also met three others couples who are also on adoption journeys and have been able to form a support group for each other called “Adoption Rocks.” These ladies have already helped me out in ways that I can not express and I am so excited about continuing to build these relationships.
What to expect next: We have given ourselves a new timeline of having all of our paperwork complete and turned in to our agency by the 15th of this month. Also, we have some fundraisers in the works….
May 14th: Sweet CeCe’s in Hendersonville (this fundraiser will be done along with our support group). 20% of all proceeds from those saying they are there to support this group will be given to our group Adoption Rocks to split b/w the four couples.
Ongoing: We still have adoption t-shirts for $15, our ETSY page which has some different crafts (new items to be added soon), and our GoFUndMe account.
Coming soon: We are in the process of putting together a softball tournament. Stay tuned for details.
As always, we are so grateful for your continued prayers as we continue on this journey. Thank you so much to those who have been praying for us and continue to send us words of encouragements.
Romans 8:28 We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.