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The Wait...Month Four

We’re a little over four months in our wait for a match.  I feel like time has been flying, but that’s probably because we’ve been trying to keep busy this summer.  108 more words

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Adoption Profile Book

An adoption profile book is used to show expectant mothers what their child’s life would be like if she chooses you to parent her child.  I spent several weeks working on our profile book and looked at many examples online so I wanted to add another example to the internet for those of you working on your profile book.   127 more words

International Adoption Help

Navigating international open adoption has been one of the toughest things I’ve ever done. When we started the process we were told not to expect much help from anyone, but we were confident (and slightly arrogant) that as two professionals we could figure it out. 466 more words

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Through the Process

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated, but we’ve been anything but quiet!  Over the past few months, we’ve been going through the process of a domestic infant adoption, and today was our home visit!   32 more words

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Home Study Time!

After getting all the paperwork completed and sent into the agency, only one thing is left for our “Home Study” process…the in-house visit!  Our personal goal was to have everything turned in, and get the in-home visit scheduled, prior to leaving for our vacation.   216 more words

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Paperwork, Complete!

In a previous post, I mentioned how much paperwork was involved in the home study.  And, I’ll tell you…it’s a lot!  In fact, apparently it’s enough to crash the agency’s email if you try to send it all in one email, as I did yesterday.  253 more words

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Oh the paperwork...

J and I are in the middle of our home study paperwork, and oh boy is it a lot!  We have state background checks, DCS background checks, county background checks, and even a background check from the Netherlands (where we lived from 2010-2013).  271 more words

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