Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another step!

Just a quick update to say that the first home study meeting went great!  Thank you all for praying for us!  We used Adoption Assistance, Inc. out of Smyrna, TN.  Our social worker there is great!  She is super sweet, super easy to talk to, and super efficient! We were really thankful to find her (thanks, Ashleigh!)!  Our first meeting with her was actually at her office, and then she will come here in a couple of weeks for our visit at home. Then, she will write up our actual home study which takes a couple of weeks.  So many people have asked what they do to write up the home study.  At this first meeting, she basically just got to know Brian and I.  She asked us how we got to this place of wanting to adopt, our highs and lows and how we dealt with those in life, important people in our life, how we grew up, etc. 

The person that reviews these home studies (and our adoptive parent education that we need to complete) is actually getting married and will be gone for a few weeks.  We are trying to get all of this in by June 1 so that she can review it before she leaves, but if we don't get it completed in time, it will set us back a few weeks.  One thing that I know is that God already knows what children are in our family.  He is sovereign in the timing of all of that, so we are just trying to be faithful to get it all done, but not stress if the home study is not finished by then.

We got some great children's books from her, along with another book I am anxious to check out: "The Connected Child."  There is so much for us to learn!! 

...ITCHING to meet this sweet little one...

Thank you for praying for us!


Jenny said...

YAY! i'm glad it went so well and i'm glad things are moving!!!

becky.crenshaw said...

Erin! I just read this! Ugh, I feel so sad I didn't know! So sorry I've been out of the loop!! I just talked to Cortney Blackson. The same person will be reveiwing your paper work (at probably the same time) b/c Cortney is trying to get her paperwork in before the reviewer's wedding/honeymoon vacation! I bet your little babies will be at AGC in Ethiopia together! WOW.

P.S. Have you read Dana's post about their wake-up call. So powerful. I thought of you all. I'm so thankful for your ministry in BH.