Final Adoption Class

Well we have officially graduated from Adoption class..haha! We still have a few more things to do but we are nearing the end until our wait begins. What we have left to do:

-CPR class
-get physicals done on both of us

After we complete these 2 steps we have to turn in all our paperwork to the people that did our class (one will probably be our social worker as well) and then from there we wait for them to complete the home study (usually within 30-60 days), then home study has to be approved, then we will await our precious miracle. So exciting!

Things from last nights class:
-hubby did great on his little speech about adoption (yes he is adopted)
-its not required but recommended to be in support groups the local one for our state is Southern Christian Services
-PIP (Partners in Permancy) is part of it as well
-stated it was good to have a LifeBook which could contain the following stuff
--birth information, birth family info, placement info, medical info, school info, religious info
-found out if we go through the state that DHS (Dept of Human Services) will pay up to $600 to finalize the adoption, anything over that we will have to pay for.
-there is a 6 mth waiting period to make sure that the child is ok and bonds well before they will finalize the adoption, they will do occassional visits, but once adoption is finalized there are no visits.

I have about 10-11 pages of info regarding adoption if anyone is interested please leave a comment with your email and Ill put it all together and send your way.

5 comments:

Mrz. Hannah Myhre said...

Hello again sounds like things are still moving along well for you two:) I would like any info you have on adoption... I am very interested in it.. and don't know much..

My email is- hannah87@bellsouth.net

Ashley said...

Wow! YOu sure have to go through A LOT for adoption!! YOu're one step closer!!

Mimi said...

I didn't know the process was so intense. Good for you for sticking with it! I will continue my prayers in hope you bring home your baby!

Kami

Dianne said...

Wow, you guys are getting there!!!

G & H said...

I am I am!

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