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Monday, August 20, 2012

We've Been Approved

We are officially ADOPTION HOME STUDY READY!
What does that mean? 

We are now legally and officially ready to bring home our baby!  Basically, we're approved to be parents!   

What is an adoption home study?

The adoption home study is a detailed, written report of your family life compiled and prepared by a professional social worker.  Some of the information collected for the home study include:

family/autobiographical background
neighborhood/community
physical health
finances
criminal clearances
references
interviews
parental training

It is not an easy process and it requires quite a bit of time and effort. 

Over the weekend we did quite a bit of filming of our family and friends for our adoption video.  We are so blessed to have so many people who love us and are willing to help us achieve our dream of having a family of our own. 

Right now, we're waiting for our agency to receive our paperwork and to finish our online and print profiles.  All still looks great to be on schedule for going "active" in September.

33 comments:

Meredith said...

Yay!! What great news!! So excited for y'all!!

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

Congratulations, so exciting!!

Sarah Ann said...

That's so wonderful!
We have many friends in the process of adoption, and I know just how much every milestone is so exciting! Congratulations, and I just sent up a little prayer your way that God would do exactly His will in this process for you!! :)

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

ur gonna be an awesome mommy! i can't wait for you little one to arrive in your home....he/she is blessed and doesn't even know it yet

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

Such great news!!!!

Our Family of Four said...

Congratulations!!

Nicole said...

I am so happy for you, Caroline!!! This is fantastic! I can't wait for you two to finally be parents. I know y'all will be amazing!

Mateya said...

This is so wonderful!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! Such a big milestone and I know it feels great to have one more step behind you!

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

How exciting! I will keep you in my prayers!

Ashley said...

That is SO exciting, congratulations to you and Fred!!! I know you guys will be given the full green light in September. You guys are in my thoughts!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS.. How exciting!!

Carolyn said...

EEEEEEEEEEEK! :) Another step done! I'm so excited for you! HAHA I always say that... but it's true!

Missy said...

Such wonderful news! So excited for you!!!

Tickled Pink said...

Congrats!! :)

Neely said...

WONDERFUL news!!!

A Wedding Story said...

What wonderful news Caroline! So very happy for you and Fred. You are going to be awesome parents. What a lucky little one out there :)

Erin said...

Oh congratulations! That is so exciting!

averyswifeliz said...

Congrats! Can't wait to read more of your story as it unfolds!

star said...

such amazing news! So happy for you Caroline!

Erin said...

Keep the good news coming! Congratulations!!!

J and A said...

Yay!! Congrats!! So exciting!! Cant wait for more good news!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

AMAZING NEWS!!! :) Yay!

Ashley said...

Wonderful news! I'm so excited for y'all!

Shari said...

Woohoo! Congrats! I NEVER had any doubts. ;)

Jax said...

This is so exciting!!!! September is so soon! I can't believe it!!

Mrs. W said...

Congratulations!!!

The Smiths said...

Thats GREAT!! Congrats.

Krystal said...

wooooooooooot! congrats and keep us posted! :D

Meghan said...

Ahhhh! This is incredible news! I am so happy for you!

Heather said...

This is such amazing news!!! I'm thrilled for the both of you!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Yayyy!!!