Today we met with our social worker from Southwest Adoption Services. We handed in our paperwork and copies of our birth certificates, marriage license, and other important documents. She went over our personal information with us and we discussed our reasons for adopting. It was very relaxed and everything went well. Our next meeting with her is on September 20. She will interview each of us individually at our home.
Right now we are waiting to get a letter from Maricopa County Court for our CPS clearance form as well as the clearance for our fingerprints from the FBI. That takes 4-6 weeks and we cannot move forward until we get that processed. We mailed those out on September 1, so Lord willing, by mid October we hope to have all this paperwork done so our social worker can submit the homestudy to the courts. She said once it is submitted to the courts, it will be another 4-6 weeks.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6