1/14/14

Officially Approved

It is official!
We are approved. 
Our agency has reviewed all the initial paperwork and has approved us to move forward!!

We must sign and mail in an Adoption Services Contract and then the home study process can begin.  Many things are involved in the home study. A social worker will review:
Family Background
Community/Schools
Physical Health
Financial Statements
References
Current Home/Children already in the home
Various other aspects of our lives

We have been in contact with our social worker - she is actually located several miles away.  She is supposed to be sending us some paperwork to go ahead and begin this process. We will also be required to take online classes and read several books to help educate us about adoption and bringing home a child from another country.

We are so excited to be officially starting!  We are looking forward to mountains of paperwork in our near future.  Hopefully the home study won't take more than three months.

Please continue to pray:
For all the paperwork to be submitted smoothly
For time to complete paperwork
God to protect and care for our little girl...somewhere out there.
God to give us both patience
God to give us both wisdom
For the entire Home Study Process