Monday, July 18, 2011

Adoption Application - Take 2

As a result of our move to Arizona, we have to basically redo our adoption home study for the state of Arizona. We are going to be working with Dillon Southwest. I chose them for a number of reasons. First, they also have a Korea program and so they are familiar with doing home studies for Korea. Secondly, I am hoping that they will be able to connect us with other Korean adoptive families. Our social worker already offered to share my info with another family! And lastly when it comes time for #2, we will already have a relationship with them. :-) I don't think we will be able to go through our current agency unless we find a waiting child whose needs we think we can meet who is with Eastern and not SWS. I don't qualify for SWS due to having had counseling in the past.

Anyway, I sent off our application today!!! I am so happy. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off me. I should be back to blogging more regularly now. I wasn't allowing myself to blog until I completed the application. Truthfully, I hate (I know it's a strong word) doing these applications. And this second time was especially difficult feeling like I had to prove my worth as a parent so close to Joshua being home. I have really tried not to let the process frustrate me and to always keep a positive attitude about it all, but this time it got to me. I am just glad it's done!

The stack!

My hubby humored me by allowing me to take his picture with the application.

We are going on 10 weeks waiting for EP approval (it usually only takes 4 weeks). Hopefully, I will have more news soon. I will be posting a prayer request post about it tomorrow.


Jennifer said...

Yea for having this done! I hate that you had to do it again too! Those application packets are NO fun! Will be praying for news soon!

Joanna said...

Hope you get good news soon...and I LOVE the photos :-)

thewonderfulhappens said...

I have to agree....all that paperwork is SUCH a drag!!!! Hoping you get that EP soon!

Waiting4Him said...

Forgive my long comment...I was reading a study called "Chase the Goose" (very good). Anyway he mentions that Moses was tending sheep for 40 years when "one day" God showed up. I had never got that he was doing the same thing day after day for 40 years before the burning bush. SOOOOOO perhaps today will be the day and if not just keep thinking "one day"!!! Praying for you!

Surely said...

Yay! It's done! Great to check that off ur list huh?
I hear great things about dillon sw and many families in so cal use them as well.
Prayer is probably the only thing we can do that is effective in calming our hearts and also moving things along bc with God all things are possible. I keep telling myself that as I stare down the barrel of a seemingly impossible wait.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness...I can't believe you had to go through all of that again!! You should get an award. I guess you will get an award in Joshua! He is totally worth it all!!

Christy said...

Glad it's in! Hurray! I just heard today that our last letter of recommendation is finished and has (hopefully) been sent in! This is definitely frustrating to redo all of this. Hugs. Praying Joshua home.