Our home study interview is, Lord willing, this coming Monday. This is part of the first big hoop that we need to jump through to adopt our little guy. By the way, there are lots of hoops!
First we had a preliminary interview with an agency (to make sure we were a good fit). Second, after deciding to continue with this agency we were given a large packet of information to fill out. Third, we spent a couple of weeks filling out the paperwork. They want to know about your family history, jobs, financial situation, relationships, strengths, weaknesses, kids, why you want to adopt..........everything:).
Basically, they are trying to prove or disprove that you are a decent family able to take in a child. Writing all the papers felt like high school or college again. We even had to write a short autobiography of ourselves:) It'll make millions I'm sure...haha.
So last week we turned in our paperwork and the social workers have read it. Now it is time for the interview. This is like a 4 hour interview - again going over your life with a fine tooth comb.
We would love it if you would pray for us. We are not necessarily nervous (at least not yet!), but just want the Lord's will to be done. It would be wonderful to be able to complete this hoop quickly so we can get to our little guy as soon as possible.