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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Agency Meeting #1

Last night, DH and I met with the adoption agency.  Our agency rep was awesome & shared with us every tiny detail of what the process is to adopt a baby.  Between all of the info, the constant talking of the rep & me, I can say that DH's eyes most likely rolled back into his head a few times or more during our 2.5 hour meeting.  We learned that both of the agency owners and I are sorority sisters.  If you know DH personally, you'll know how much that thrilled him.  ;)

Both DH and I passed our background checks (whew!).  We submitted our application, family record report, documentation of various things (DL, SS cards, birth certs, insurance, etc.), and paid our down payment.  We still have a few documents to submit - marriage license, divorce decree from DH's practice marriage, floor plan of house - before a baby can actually come home with us.  The agency is waiting to receive our references.  Our profile book will be finished when I add photos of our home and some nursery ideas.  We'll take that information and create a flier about us which can be given to potential BMs.  (**new acronym alert**)   In the meantime, we can schedule our home study which will take place in the next couple of weeks.  (Can you say CLEAN & organize?????)

Within the next week or two, the agency will be presenting us to potential BMs and we can look forward to becoming parents in the near future.  A match and/or placement could be anywhere between two days and two years, but typical time is around six to ten months.

It all seems like it's moving so fast right now, so I know the wait for our baby will feel extra long!  The amount of love and support we've already received from family and friends is amazing.  We are so excited and very happy with our decision and where we are right now.  What a change it is.


NoVaIrish said...

K - your excitement just bubbles through the screen. I am so excited and will be eagerly awaiting further updates :)

Marsha said...

So pumped!!! Happppppppyyyy!

cjdubs13 said...

Don't go crazy with cleaning and organizing before your home study. I went nuts and it turned out to be no big deal. It was a good excuse to donate lots of stuff though :) They just want to make sure you live where you say you live and aren't doing horrible things out of your home and have room for a baby!! So excited for you!!

Laurie said...

Woo Hoo! So excited for you guys!

Anasara said...

How exciting!

Shanny said...

This is so great!!!! I'm very excited for you and DH =)

Kacey said...

Yay!!!! So excited for you Kristin!!!!! I bet you will be picked soooo soon because any baby will be so blessed to have you as their mommy!!!!!

kinsey said...

so exciting!!!!

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