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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Adventures in Adoption

Life in the adoption world has not slowed down.  I really feel like these types of posts should be like "bump dates" since so much happens from week to week.
I actually think we have more going on right now that we did when we were gathering pictures and writing articles.  But, here's what we've been up to:

1.  Our individual interviews and in-home part of the home study are complete.  We're just waiting on our social worker to complete her report and for us to read through it for the first time.  
2.  Our biggest task this week was getting life insurance (one of the things no one tells you).  Check.  

3.  Our profile with our agency has been moved into the "design" stage.  This means they accepted the 86 photos we sent in and the 9 articles about our lives.  We should get our first look at our print and online profiles in the next week or two.  

4.  Our agency mailed us the camera for the video portion of our profile.  We will have the camera for a month.  Now, we're busy trying to figure out where to film, what to say, and what to wear (maybe the last one is just me). 

5.  We're researching everything baby!  Please ignore the 100+ baby pins a day on Pinterest.

All still seems on track to become "active" in September.  We just keep praying everything stays on course.  And you know I'll be sure to keep you posted.

26 comments:

mrs.mfc said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are moving right along! I don't know much about the adoption process so I love reading blog posts talking about all that goes into it. Very excited for you! :)

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Eagerly watching your progress...and believe me sista....you can't have too many baby pins!!!!

Nicole said...

This is so exciting! I am so happy for you and Fred!

Michelle said...

I love reading this! I hope everything goes smoothly.

Tami said...

I don't comment much but I have been following for a long time. I love reading your adoption updates! I know it is such a long process but it sounds like y'all are handling it so well and I just know you are going to be blessed with the most precious baby soon!

Kym said...

This makes my heart happy. I am excited to follow your journey.

Ashley {AshesMcG} said...

Good Luck! It sounds like tedious process but it will be SO worth in the end.

Heather (Live.Love.Laugh.) said...

I hope it all happens soon!!!

Mateya said...

Love hearing about your progress!!!!

Carolyn said...

OH. MY. GOSH! I get so excited reading these posts! I can't wait for you to have that camera!! :) It's all coming together... and I can't wait for September to get here for you! EEK! :)

Lauren said...

What an exciting time for you :-)

J and A said...

Wow so much work but so exciting so worth it in the end. I am so excited for you!!!

Our Family of Four said...

You guys are in my prayers and I just now good things are coming your way. I can't wait for the months to come.

Jessica said...

I'm so glad you're keeping us posted! Love hearing about your journey. :)

Shari said...

Yay! I love hearing about your progress. So exciting. You are one step closer to Baby Smithwick being in your life. Can't wait to hear more!

KRISTIN said...

SO happy to hear things are moving right along!!! You guys have done SO much! September is just right around the corner, EEEEEK!

erin said...

Only 86 pics? Why not make it an even 100? ;) SO excited for you guys as you are on this journey!

Ashley said...

Wow things do seem to moving quickly!!! I thought adoption was a slow process!!! Soo happy that things are working well for you guys!!!

Meagan said...

I am beyond excited for you guys! I can't believe 86 pictures and 9 articles!

Erica Elia said...

Yea!!! So excied for you! Many blessings sent your way! Erica

Melissa said...

I'm so happy that it's all going so quickly and smoothly for you!

Cole said...

So exciting! I hope everything continues to go so smoothly!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Thanks for the update! Praying for you guys!

Holly said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Moving right along! YAY!!!

Mrs in Training said...

Wow, September, that is right around the corner!! Yay!!

Anna said...

I LOVE the idea of adoption and it's something my husband and I have discussed... so thanks for the updates! wouldn't it be great if EVERY person who became a parent had to go through the same process??