Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Almost Ready for the Home Study!

We are in the paper chase part of the adoption process. Birth certificates, criminal background checks, medical clearances, references, financial forms, and the list goes on and on. It has been giving us such a sense of accomplishment to check items off that list! We are almost ready for our home study to begin! (Can you sense the excitement????)
The last few items we need are medical clearances. We did just have our Foster Care health clearances done in January, I think. Why can't we just use the same health clearance we used for foster care, you may ask? Well...the foster care clearance basically had the doctor check and see if we were still breathing. Not much more than that. International adoption requires a bit more from the doctor, so off we go to our second round of physicals. We will also have to pay for a physical for our youngest daughter because she is not eligible for another well child check up until August and we aren't going to put our adoption on hold till then if we can help it.
So, all of you who have already donated to our adoption fund, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Much of what you sent will be going towards our physicals...the last step before our home study. Thank you!
We have been overwhelmed and blessed again and again as people we do not even know have prayed for us and supported us in our journey to bring our babies home. We thank God for you!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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