Thursday, May 12, 2011

Homestudy Approved

If you're following the story of our adoption, we passed a significant hurdle last night when we got word that our homestudy (home study? I'm never sure. I just know that my spellchecker rebels when I make it one word) was approved. Yay! The next step is assembling an official dossier to be presented to the Chinese government in order to be matched with a child. Basically, it's just another big bunch of paperwork. The good news is that with a few small exceptions, we just have to set aside some of the papers from our homestudy, visit the notary (again, sigh, I do not love the notary), and then pay the adoption agency to do all the paper chasing and collecting. After that, there will be some waiting, a referral of a child, some more waiting, some more paperwork (I'm taking this one step at a time here), and then, at the end, a baby!

5 comments:

Reese Dixon said...

Congratulations! I think you're quite savvy to just think one step at a time. It's so overwhelming to think of it all at once.

Blue said...

And no morning sickness!!!

TJ said...

i am loving your updates. adoption may be something we pursue in the future, and this is helping me get a good perspective. at least a foreign adoption. would also love to know how much all of this is costing.

Terry Mastny said...

Yeh! Now the countdown is on!

Annie said...

That is wonderful news. Every step is progress! China sounds wonderful! Glad you found another option.