Saturday, October 15, 2011

and... here we go

We will be home study approved in a couple of weeks.

!!!

The home visit was this morning, and it went well. It was a lot easier than I expected it to be. The only major concern she seemed to have was our budget. 25k is low in the grand scheme of things, since most adoptions average between 25k and 30k. It doesn't mean it can't happen. It just means we might be waiting a little longer, and that we need to be resourceful and protect ourselves with where we go and how our money is spent.

We have a lot to do from this point. We have a list of agencies, attorneys, and consultants to call and ask about pricing, procedures, etc. We need to decide who we are going to use. We have to start our profile. I'm a little overwhelmed, but mostly excited. This is what we've been working for, and it's finally here. I feel like I'm a race horse who has just been put into the starting gate and is waiting for the gunshot. There are so many unknowns. The best I can do is that hope everything falls into place.

25 comments:

Secret Sloper said...

Hooray hooray hooray!! Home Study Approved!

You are well on your way.

ifcrossroads.com said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glenn and Brittany said...

Yay!!!! So exciting!! I knew you guys would do great and all would go well :-)

Arlyne said...

I'm beyond thrilled for you guys!!! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I wondered if I would read a post about our visit. xo

Kelly said...

It is so nerve wracking until this part is done. So glad you guys made it through the visit, and that it went well. One more major step is done, and one step closer to baby!

Rach said...

Alright!!

I know American Adoptions has an Agency Assisted Program and $25K would be a good range for that program.

Good Luck!

Rebecca said...

Yay!!!! An awesome step!!!

Rebecca said...

Yay!!!! An awesome step!!!

erika said...

It sounds like things are getting on the right track for you guys! how exciting!!!:)

Kechara said...

Good luck!!!

AnotherDreamer said...

Very exciting! Good luck!!!

S.I.F. said...

Yay yay yay! Love to see you moving forward on this!

Kaitake said...

Awesome news! Very exciting! :)

manymanymoons said...

I know exactly how you feel and I am so thrilled for you!! It's surreal isn't it? :) You're going to have your baby in no time.

Brittany said...

Yay!! Congrats! How exciting for you that it's finally here. Best of luck to you!

amiracle4us said...

that is so exciting :)

Jessica said...

What an exciting time!! You are getting so close.

Kim said...

How very exciting!! Hopefully 25k is all you need, or whatever more you need magically appears!!! Xoxoxoxox

KRISTI said...

You are on your way!!!

KRISTI said...

You are on your way!!!

Trisha said...

That's awesome! I think you'll be surprised at how many will come under your budget. Our's was close to that but not quite that much. Our friends in FL adopted twins for about half of that price. I can give you their agency if you're interested! I'm so excited for you!

Logical Libby said...

Our adoption was under 25k and that included medical. I think you'll be fine. If not, we'll have a fundraiser.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations !!!

Tarah said...

That is SOOOO exciting! I'm so hopeful for you guys that it happens sooner rather than later!