If you aren’t caught up, here is where we are at on our adoption process:
We have finished steps 1 through 7 so far.
Attend Information Meeting Discern about children with special needs and your skills/abilities to meet their needs. Mail Permanency Resource Family Survey to State Program Office State Staff – Initially screens for compatibility with Program. Initial Screen In – Noticed by letter and assigned for In-Person Screening Visit In-Person Screening Visit with Public Adoptions Staff Public Adoptions Staff consults with supervisor about visit.
- Adoption packet is mailed out. We complete and return materials. Can enroll in Public Adoptions education classes with returned application.
- Application is assigned to an adoption home study worker.
- Adoption worker schedules visit to begin home study.
- Licensing Timeline – Varies depending on schedules, visits completed, meeting education requirements, all materials completed and returned to home study worker
Right now we are on Step 8. Last week Tuesday, November 26th, we received a phone call from the lady that did our In-Person Screening Visit, and she told us that her supervisor approved us! We are officially in the Adoption Program and have been assigned a caseworker (same lady that did our In-Person Screening)! We just received our Adoption packet and will begin to fill this out and will also receive another visit from our Caseworker to explain how to fill out the second half of the paperwork. She mentioned that classes will begin in January. We will have to attend two Public Adoptions education classes (8hrs each).
What have we been doing these days? Well, I’ve been sick with bronchitis and an ear infection. The bronchitis has been almost never-ending. I had it bad for just over 2 weeks and received some meds from the doctor, which definitely helped. But now I have this lingering cough/phlegm/nasal drainage. Besides being sick, we’ve been working on decluttering the house still. Going through and organizing has been a never-ending task. We are hoping to sell our home and purchase a new (bigger) home within the year, so having everything decluttered and organized will definitely help.
Jason had a dartball tournament this past weekend and his team did very well. While he was playing darts, I was at home catching up on housework and laundry. Not a fair, right?! haha
That’s about it, for now. Until next time!