Friday, February 3, 2012

Orientation Class 2

We have our adoption application filled out and ready to turn in!  We had to provide the names of 4 people to use as references, and I called 3 or the 4 during the week to make sure it was okay to use them and to let them know that they would receive a letter in the mail and they'll have to respond to the request. And Rob still needs to contact the other person on our list, but we know that one will be not be a problem at all.  

Last night was another orientation class.  This class lasted just over 3 hours.  Since we didn't have time to do it at the last class, we did an "around the room" introduction, then the 2 caseworkers began the slideshow and question/answer session and we had some discussion among the group.  We got a folder of new information to read at home and more paperwork to fill out, watched a video that featured some young birth mom's who discussed their experience and feelings about making an adoption plan for their baby's, and lastly, we decided on dates for our next round of classes. (woo!)

So, our next step is the Home Study classes, which will be daytime classes, February 17th & 28th from 10am-4pm.  In this next step, we will get more involved in the adoption process and begin the groundwork in getting (hopefully) approved and eventually in circulation for adoption of our own little angel.  As I understand it, thanks to my friend Sarah :), we're just at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to paperwork and "homework".  Lots to do will be a long road, but so worth it in the end! 

1 comment:

  1. Yay!!! Things are moving along right on schedule. :) And the paperwork - no big deal ;)