Friday, October 24, 2008

HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

Our social worker sent us the report from our home study. I was really surprised at how thorough it was. It is a seven page document that discusses every (and I mean EVERY) aspect of our lives. Our social worker spent about ten hours interviewing us during the month of October. We discussed our childhoods, our struggles with infertility, and parenting philosophy among many other things. Some of it is ugly to look at and relive, but for the most part, I'd have to say that Kev and I look pretty good on paper. I hope the judge who hears our case thinks so too.

We have a preliminary meeting with our adoption lawyer this coming Tuesday. I don't know what to expect from this except for a big bill. We got our profile books back (they look awesome!) and made and bound photocopies at Kinkos. They turned out pretty good too. I know that we'll have to take four of them to the lawyer. The word on the street is that the lawyer's office that we are working with is the best adoption law office in the city. Hopefully that means they get lots of referrals from women who trust them.

Kev and I are working on some ideas for fundraisers to help offset the legal costs of the adoption. I'll let you all know when we get going on our campaign.

Until next time...

1 comments:

Jannie said...

I hope it goes okay. Sounds like you are on the right track with adoption.

I had a long panful battle with infertililty.

In fact I wrote a short post on it today and have a link on it to my friend Jeanne who is going to submit a petition to Oprah and The View about endometriosis to spread the FACTS and raise awareness. It takes less than 2 minutes to fill out and who knows what the power of many small voices can do to help?!

 
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