I have been absent from our blog for awhile, but I am back! Everything is about to get rolling! Some of you are probably wondering how our garage sale went. We survived and we are here to say, IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!! We worked hard and had lots of help from family and friends! We did get rained out on Saturday, but we bounced back with a very busy day on Sunday! Thank you so much to everyone that made donations and helped out at the sale! We appreciate your support more than you know. We do still have a garage full of stuff so we may do a couple one day sales over the next few months. Now that the garage sale is over, it has been pretty mellow around here. Not much happening for the adoption for about 3 more weeks. It gets pretty hard, the waiting. But, I have been trying to gather some of the books and articles that we need to read as part of our home study. That is right, we have homework for our adoption! Which will probably only help us through the process, and keep me busy so that the waiting doesn't get the best of me. Our home study will probably take about 6-10 weeks. The first step of the home study is a meeting on Sept. 12th. This meeting is going to talk about the home study process while really focusing on the profile that we will need to complete. We will have to gather pictures and do a little writing about ourselves and our families. The meeting will help us to know what kinds of pictures and information is needed to create a great profile. This profile is what will introduce us to birth parents as potential adoptive parents! So, you can imagine how important our profile will be! At this meeting we will also be able to meet other adoptive parents, which will be great! We will be able to have contacts that are going through the same process. After this meeting we will than have our first meeting with our social worker and begin the actual home study!
For now, we have our formal application to complete and send into the adoption agency. We also have lots of reading to do, and we need to get to work on finding pictures of us that we can use in our profile. All of this and work should hopefully keep us busy so that the waiting parts don't get too unbearable. Some days are of course harder than others, but hopefully I have enough to do right now to stay focused!