Monday, June 25, 2007

Two steps forward

We are happy to announce last Thursday we made some progress on the adoption front!

First, we entertained our social worker, Amy Curtis, for our homestudy. We first met Amy back on December 15, 2004. Back then we answered about four hours worth of questions about our life together, our families, our childhood, our hopes, dreams, and expectations. It was the most intimate and frank conversation we'd ever had with a "stranger."

This time, Amy only had a few questions for us and we just provided her with updated information about our finances, health, and families. It was a snap. To make things even better, Lindy was on near perfect behavior. What a relief!

After the homestudy, we darted off to the main police station in downtown San Antonio to get our criminal background checks. I was kind of dreading this...Last time when we explained what we needed and why the clerk looked at us like we were speaking a foreign language. Surely, we weren't the first couple to ever adopt in San Antonio and require a pretty simple document. From the looks we got, you would have thought we were. This time, however, there were no weird looks, no odd questions, and amazingly it was a seamless transaction.

We have a few more things to assemble for the dossier but the completed homestudy is the key to being able to move forward with some big steps of the process. Please pray we get it back for review from Amy very soon!

There may not be a lot of updates on this blog but please know we truly appreciate your comments, prayers, and encouragement as we travel this very long road.


Jill said...

I'm thankful that these two steps have been less stressful than the first time around, when you didn't know what to expect. I know God has already chosen the perfect daughter/sister for your family, and eagerly anticipate her arrival...she will definitely be worth the long wait!

Di said...

So glad to hear the HS went well!!!! Way to go Lindy!
Hang in there... Soon, you will have the entire dossier on it's way to China!!!!