14 July, 2008

Home Study Update - Today

I have been so busy, I haven't had time to get on here and let you know that we are having our homestudy update today at 1 p.m. CT.

I'll report later.

*** Ok, I'm reporting back. Everything went just fine - as it usually does. I always get so nervous beforehand and want to get every single thing perfect in the house. This time it was just extra stressful in a way because we are still in such transition. But on the plus side, the house hasn't had much time to get dirty yet, so cleaning wasn't too bad.

Of course we talked a bit about the little boy who died in VA. Everyone (at the agency and the families waiting) are on pins and needles waiting to see if this will effect accreditation. Our agency's paperwork is literally sitting on the desk of the Ministry of Education waiting to be stamped with the final approval. Terrible timing.

Yes, we have even more paperwork to do. Isn't there always "more paperwork?" But at least maybe this batch will not be for naught.

I'm ready to relax and eat bon-bons for a few days. But I gotta get busy on that paperwork!


Heidi said...

Good luck!

Christine said...

I wish you the best on your journey. I hope that you get to bring home your daughter soon!

Debbie B said...

Glad it went well. Glad you are doing paperwork. It's got to be nice no matter how much you want to relax.
Hoping that there aren't many more updates.

Tricia said...

gosh, I hope the VA situation doesn't slow you guys down.

Annie said...

It is so upsetting that the media will make so much of an incident like this. We all know it is horrible. We also know that it is not indicative - or ought to. But, just this morning I heard a LONG story on the radio about how in Russia one woman every HOUR is murdered by her husband or boyfriend. Sounds to me like we better hurry and get kids out of the violent country!!!! I found myself believing every word. But is that story any more true than the stories in Russia about American parents.

For our first homestudy I cleaned the house top to bottom - cupboards, top of the hot water heater, you name it. Then the SW just came in, sat on the couch in the living room and never went any further for her whole visit and that was the only home visit we had.