Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27

Monday, June 17, 2013

Adoption Process Update

Hi everyone! Several of you have asked for updates. I haven't been updating as things happen so I will try to update everything!:)

We have had two more Deciding Together classes at Lifeline in Birmingham. We have met with our social worker at our house for our first homestudy meeting. We have been working like crazy on our Deciding Together homework and all of our paperwork for our homestudy. We have sent off our CAN papers( child abuse and neglect). We are going this week to have our finger prints done( this can take a while to get back). We are meeting with our social worker on Friday for separate interviews at the Lifeline office here in Huntsville. We have been working the last few days on our autobiographies. I never realized that writing about your life could be so hard, lol!:)
We have another Deciding Together class scheduled for early July. That will be our last class. We have been working on getting our house ready for our safety tour. After Fridays meeting with our social worker, we will set up another meeting at our house for our home check up tour.  After we have completed all of this stuff, which hopefully will be mid July, we will do our medical forms and lab work with our doctors.
So I would say we are looking at the end of July to early August when our homestudy is complete. After that is completed we send our profile to places that handle Safe Haven babies and look for babies that are available on adoption waiting list through Foster Care. Then we wait!! That is the hard part! I know God has the right child or children already picked out for us. 
The child we will be getting will be a child whose parent's rights have already been terminated, so there is not a chance that the child can be taken back. We have both agreed maybe later we will be lead to do foster care but right now we do not think our hearts could handle it.

I think that is all. Sorry for the long book. I will try to update more often.

Hope everyone has a blessed week!!:)