Tomorrow will mark the official beginning of our homestudy process! woohoo! For those of you not familiar with the adoption process (and it's a looooong & crazy one-- I laugh when people think they can just "up" and adopt), the first item of business is to jump through all the hoops required to get a homestudy for the state in which you reside. (and since Caroline was born in Texas, our homestudy was for Texas, therefore... new one for Virginia...)
This doesn't mean that we have to ADOPT in Virginia, you understand. But we have to become approved TO adopt & bring a child into our house here in Virginia. So if we happen to meet a birthmom in another state, we can still pull off an adoption.
On a former adoption post, I told y'all about the long "to do" list of paperwork, etc. that is involved, and there's still a TON of that to do.
But tomorrow marks the official beginning because it will be our first of three visits by our social worker here at our house. (and not to mention we'll have to divvy out that $1,600 non-refundable homestudy fee....) So it's commitment time, baby. :) Bring it on!
So we've been tidying up the house & taking some photos for our birthparent photo album profile (the one I told y'all about last week-- aka scrapbook competition).
And we've been taking some fun photos to show a future birthmom how much our RUF students love our KIDS!
(I think the students had even more fun with this one than Caroline) :)
But you'll also be happy to know that in the meantime, we've also mastered the trick of crossing our eyes without putting a finger on our nose to help.... he he