It has FINALLY happened! We are now certified to adopt!! We are now what’s called a “waiting family” in the adoption world. We now wait to be matched with an expectant mom/family.
Like I said before, the average wait time with our agency is about 1 year. We have also said yes to what our agency calls “surprise cases”. A surprise case is when a baby has been born or is just about to be born and the birth mother decides she wants to make an adoption plan. This means we could get a call asking us to come pick up our baby the next day. We were told this is very rare, but does happen every once in a while.
The final step to be certified was to read over our homestudy report. It’s a document that basically summarizes our whole lives and our ability to be parents. We had to drive up to our agency to review it in person. Our agency is about an hour north of where we live. Our meeting was at 7:30am on Wednesday Feb 13. We left around 6am and got to see part of a pretty sunrise.
We are also officially 4 months into being “paper pregnant”! We started the adoption/homestudy process back at the beginning of October. Below is a list of most of the paperwork and things we have had to do to become certified.
And now you know why we have been so busy! Thank you to all who have been praying for us and filled out references. We could not have gotten through this without your support!