Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Moving Right Along

Well...we have been very busy getting all of the paperwork ready for the home study. We have almost all of it completed and returned to Teresa. She emailed on Christmas Eve and said that she will contact us this week to schedule the home visit. We both still have to have our doctor's visits to complete the medical form. my statement from my employer (have, but have not mailed yet), rabies vaccination for the cats (who live outside), a photo of ourselves (taken, but not printed) and the dimensions of the bedroom for the child (done, but not sure if Tim included this in the last mailing.) We still have at least one or two personal reference checks waiting to be returned to Teresa as well.

Next, we have to apply for our passports. After we receive passports and home study, we can apply to the INS. Most of the other paperwork that needs to be included for translation has been already obtained while working on the home study. Some just need to be notarized which will not be a problem. There will be a lot of duplication!

Will update when there is something else to tell.....

Monday, December 1, 2008

Social Worker Chosen & New Requirements

Not much to report. We have decided on a Social Worker for the Home Study. We will be using Teresa Smith of SC Adoption Home Studies. We had narrowed down to two and even though there is another person who lives closer and cost a little less, we feel good about Teresa and after prayer, we decided to go with her. I have just emailed her and hope to receive a packet from her soon so that we can get to work obtaining all of the necessary paperwork.

I received conformation from our Adoption Advisor, Cathy Harris today. There have been some changes in the Ukraine, effective today. We have to have additional copies of some of the required documents and now a deed to our home that shows how many bedrooms and total square footage. I am not sure this is on the deed, but we will get that information from the tax records and include, as well as a photo of the home and the room for the child(ren.)

Keep the prayers coming!