We just got word from our social worker that we will be having our first home study visit THIS SATURDAY! I am excited and nauseous at the same time. This whole process has been such a whirlwind that it’s hard to believe we are at this step already. Having this appointment officially on the calendar makes it all feel so much more real. It is no longer just Travis and I plugging away at the paperwork, doing what we can on our own to move towards this adoption. It’s actually meeting with someone who will help us get one giant step closer!
I definitely feel ready and confident, but I also can’t help but feel nervous. All contact we’ve had with our social worker thus far has been really great. She has given me no reason to feel nervous or worried. It’s just the nature of the whole thing. She is coming to interview us FOR A BABY! That’s kind of a big deal.
I have faith that it will go great. However, prayers for peace this week as we prepare for our visit and for things to go well are appreciated! I am so excited I can hardly stand it.
As far as the rest of the process goes, we are steaming ahead the best we can. Paperwork, financing and planning for an adoption have proven to be a full time job. We are taking it one day at a time and doing our best to prioritize and be efficient. It’s kind of hard to believe, but we are on the homestretch as far as the homestudy paperwork goes. We’ve completed all of the majorly time consuming portions, and just have a handful of small tasks left.
Don’t be deceived however, our to do list is still very long. We are now turning our efforts and focus towards the financial piece of our adoption puzzle. The Lord has been gracious in providing for us thus far, but we have a long way to go and will need to pursue alternate routes to finance all of the cost. Please pray that The Lord would direct us in what avenues to pursue and what things to give our time and efforts to. We know that He will provide.
Now, back to my to-do list...