Monday, November 30, 2009

Adoption Application Progress (and a few prayer requests)

We are almost finished with our adoption application!


Main application
Pre-adoption class registration
Previous residence history since age 18
With Eyes Wide Open, 3 chapters of homework
Copies of Marriage and birth certificates
Adoption Expense Reimbursement Contract
Monthly Budget Form
Savings and Assets, with copies of all account statements
Application payment Form
Employment letters
Tax return and W-2
Proof of health insurance
Proof of mortgage or rent
Procedure for Adoption (just a signature needed)
Corporal punishment statement (just a signature needed)
Signed Medical releases
Adoption program disclosure statement (just a signature needed)
Affidavit regarding Adoption Program (just a signature needed)
Child Abuse Release Form (Florida and Maryland), mailed
Child Support Release Form, mailed
Driving Records, from Maryland, still waiting to receive the ones from Florida
Rabies certificate for Annie
State and FBI Fingerprint clearances, mailed
Fire Safety Inspection
Sanitation Inspection (hopefully the inspector will send in the form, she wouldn't give us a copy!)
Reference letters requested
Family picture (taken by my stepmom)

Still in the works:

Doctor's appointments on Wednesday for John and I, please pray these go well.

Self study (approximately 14 essay questions) - I am going to be working on mine Tuesday and Wednesday evening - please pray for me to have the right words and not stress over having the perfect answers. We are hoping that they will allow us to submit the application and still attend the pre-adoption class on Dec 11 without John's self study. He is in the midst of studying for finals so he will have to complete his after he takes his last final on the 11th. Please also pray for John's success on his finals.

I have been a terrible blogging friend, but as you can probably tell I have been keeping pretty busy. I am so looking forward to catching up with all of you very soon. Please forgive my lack of comments. I think of you all and pray for you often.


Joia said...

Becky, I LOVE your hair!! What a great picture of the three of you! =)

WOW!! What a TON of paperwork! I thought we had a lot for my immigration stuff, but that pales in comparison to this! Insane!

Niki said...

Exciting progress! Your home study is more in-depth than ours, probably because it's international. But I do clearly remember taking hubby out to Sonic on a rainy day and getting drinks, and listening to the rain POUR as we filled out our essay questions. Praying for you as you as you continue in your journey.

A said...

Wow, you have been busy for sure! I will be praying that your physicals go well and that the self study is a peaceful experience for you. My friends who are doing domestic just finished the self study and while it was also a challenge for them, they also remarked that they couldn't worry about whether their answers were "perfect" or not. I will be praying for you!

Lisa said...

That's a great family picture! Your hair looks great! And wow, that's a ton of paperwork! And I thought the families I work with that adopt domestically had a lot of's nothing like that! Congrats for getting all of that done and I will be praying for you guys as you get through the essay questions!

Jackie said...

Love the Family picture. Seems like forever since I have been on blogger, felt strange to update this week!

That is a lot of paperwork and I know paperwork, working for the County and all. Wow!

Alicia said...

WoW Becky! I can't believe all that you have had to do......makes my head spin! Praise the Lord for His amazing grace to see you both through this. How exciting to think that some time soon you will have your baby! I will be praying for John and his finals.

Stacey said...

That is amazing progress, Becky! Love the pic, too! Praying for you this week and in the coming days.