Yes, we’re still adopting. Yes, it’s been a looooong time. 10 years actually since we started trying to have a baby. BUT we’re closer than ever! Our agency has come up with some more classes we have to take (9 this month), but then after that we can be matched. Once the classes are completed we will be able to send our home study to social workers in charge of the kids we pick. We are earmarked for a sibling set of 2 ages 0-8. Once the kids’ social worker receives our home study then they have to approve it. Once approved then we can begin visiting the child(ren). If all parties involved feel like it is a good match then we’ll be able to bring the kidlets home! In the mean time the holiday season is upon us so that will make time go by a little faster and make the wait not so hard.
This set of classes is very interesting. What’s also interesting is the people watching in class. We’ve already taken a similar set of classes so nothing surprises us, but you should see the widening of the eyes of the other people in there when our moderators talk about certain behaviors we may encounter since we’re adopting foster kids. 3 year old kids that will curse you out. Kids that smear feces. Sexually active children. It’s all very eye opening to say the least.
We are so excited that we are finally this close. We can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. We can’t wait to start celebrating family day!