Wednesday, May 25, 2011
First Homestudy Appointment
Today we had our first homestudy appointment. It went smoothly and I had all of our paperwork that was requested. We still have to do our physicals. Oh and we signed a release of information for the agency to send off to Georgia to request our CPS registry check paperwork.
Afterwards, we went to the VA State Police office for fingerprinting. The picture (above) is the bottom half of my fingerprinting card. When I sent a picture to my aunt, she said "Have fun getting the ink off of your hands." I got to explain to her that it is all done electronically now. It looks like a photocopier that you put your fingers on and then another screen shows your fingerprints and says whether or not they are "acceptable." All of mine went smoothly except for 2 fingers that we did a few times.
Then they printed them onto my card and I went back into the lobby where Brandon was waiting. After a bit, they called Brandon to do his.
We went to pick up the children and then raced to Walmart to buy two $50 money orders to accompany our fingerprints for our VA background checks. Then we raced off to the adoption agency to turn them in so they can be mailed off. Our next appointment is June 8th and that is for the home visit portion of our homestudy.
Then we went to the post office (4 minutes before close!) and then the chiropractor.
After dinner, I filled out our application for the agency we are hoping to use for matching and placement.
PHEW! What a day! But it feels SO good to have everything going. Praying our paperwork comes back quickly!
PS: Now I'm off to pack for the weekend!