Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Form Arrived!!!

Wonderful news to share! We got the letter in the mail today from our adoption agency. They finally received the form from the state of Maryland! Pretty timely after yesterday's post. God has definitely been at work. Thank you all so much for your prayers, comments, and emails of encouragement.

We have to send in our payment for the home study and then a social worker will be assigned to us. The letter said we should have also received an invoice for our home study fee, but we haven't gotten it yet. We will wait to see if it is in the mail tomorrow and then call if it isn't. Their office is only about 2 miles or so from our house so I can go and make the payment in person and not lose any time if need be. The letter also said we should hear from our social worker within 2 weeks of making our payment. Next step will be our interviews and home visit.

Now we have a few more forms to fill out before we have our first interview with our social worker: Cultural worksheet (our cultural history, exposure to other cultures, etc), transracial parenting plan (what we will do to incorporate our child's culture into our lives), health background checklist (what special needs we are okay with or will consider), and older child worksheet (awareness of issues and plans to help a child over 12 months of age transition to our home). No, the paperwork is not over yet! But I know it will all be worth it in the end.

7 comments:

Stacy said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. Love Isaiah 30:15...a good verse to cling to and be reminded of. I pray that God clearly opens the doors for you and quickly leads you to the child He has for your family.

I still haven't answered your question about parenting philosophies but that's cause I'm still figuring out what they are. I think of that question often and will post on it eventually!

Courtney said...

YAY!! So excited for y'all! Pretty neat that you got the letter after yesterday's post!

Our Journey... said...

So exciting!!

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Stacey said...

That is great, Becky! I just read your last two posts together, and what a blessing to know that God really is at work even when we don't feel or see it! I'm pulling for you every step of the way.

Alicia said...

Fantastic news!!!!! I'm so excited for you guys :)

Lisa said...

Gotta love God's timing! Just when we start getting worried/frustrated/overwhelmed He sends little reminders to tell us He really has been in control all along!