Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Paper Chase Begins

It's official! We are adopting! We met with our social worker yesterday and started the process! It's hard to believe because we have waited for this journey to begin for so long! I am just so excited at what's to come in the next couple of years!

Kaden was the first to the door when the social worker arrived. He kept saying, "She bringing Baby China! She's bringing Baby China!" Then, I opened the door and he just looked at her and said, "She didn't bring Baby China!" And he turned around and walked off! I was cracking up. She came in and we introduced everyone and then the quesstions/interview began! She asked us a million questions and gave us all the information that we need to start collecting. We will go back in a couple of weeks for our individual interviews.

We have 90 days to complete the home study and get it sent off. It then heads to several different places to be "certified." Then it's approved and sent to China. Then we wait! China will extend an invitation for us to come and get our baby when we are matched and off we will go! We will spend two weeks there and then come home to the new life we will have!

We have decided to adopt a special needs baby. We will be happy to accept cleft lip/palate, asthma, allergies, or hearing imparied! I'm happy about this because we will have more options! She said the wait time would be 12-18 months but possibly less. She also said that we should put that we preferred the youngest we could get. Though We will be happy with what they give us! I would love her to be around 6 months even though I know that's not really possible!

I will continue to journal about this journey. Until then, keep us in your prayers!

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