We met with a social worker this week who will be writing our home study. You can imagine how difficult it was to try to sum up the events of the last nine months, and not sound completely crazy. Fortunately, she shares our love for God and knows of His love for adoption. She also validated many of the emotions and concerns we had as we begin a new chapter in adoption. In short, she is fabulous.
We will not have to start from scratch — we’ll just have to do an update of our home study. Unfortunately for us, that really means starting over. All of the autobiographies, essays on adoption, income statements, budgets, marriage surveys questions, physical exams and blood work, letters from employers, criminal background checks, tax information, birth certificates, marriage license, and on and on and on have to be put together again.
Didn’t we just do this 8 months ago?
But when I think of those sweet little faces on the other side of the world, what would I not do for them? So I’m stretching my writing muscles, and dusting off the filing cabinet.
We’re going to power through and complete all of it before our next meeting with our social worker, if possible. We meet with her next Wednesday at noon.
Wish us luck!