Adoptive Couple Interviewby Angie

15 Aug 2008
1:08 pm

Today was the next step in our adoption process:  Jean came to our home and had an interview with both of us together.  We also gave her a tour of our condo and introduced her to Jaquie.  We did a preliminary safety checklist, and she talked about what sorts of things we need to take care of now, versus what we need to be prepared to do around the time of placement (i.e., buying a second fire extinguisher versus installing a baby gate on the stairs).  We’ll be meeting with her again sometime in October.

We have Jim’s interview and some paperwork left to do, and also the project that is most nerve-wracking of all (to me): our photo collage.  We need to put together several scrapbook-ish pages of pictures with fun captions and stuff.  Unfortunately, neither of us are very concientious photographers, so we have very few from the last five years.  If any of you happen to have pictures with us in them and would be willing to mail/email us a copy, we’d really appreciate it!

First Adoption Interviewby Angie

3 Jul 2008
12:07 pm

I drove up to Concord yesterday to have my personal interview with Jean – our LDS Family Services case worker.  She is so spunky and darling.  I love her already.  Anyway, it was really fun.  I was a little nervous going in, because I didn’t really know what she was going to ask or talk about, but we pretty much just chatted about life and families and the adoption process in general.  We talked about the many steps ahead of us, and also about what we can start doing already to, as Jean put it, “find our birth mother.”

It was very encouraging and we’re excited to be moving forward!  I meet with Dr. Murphy next week and, hopefully, will get his approval on things.  After that, our next step is our home study and couple interview in August.  We appreciate everyone’s prayers and support, and will keep you all posted!