"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

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Visit to Our Home

Today our social worker came to our home to visit.  First she met with both of us to discuss how we met, how long we dated, what we like to do for fun, what our parenting style is like, and how we plan to discipline.

She also met Raelynn for the first time and asked her what she thinks about getting a new sister or brother:)  She agreed that Raelynn has a very good temperament and will adjust to getting a new sibling very well.  Raelynn could be almost two years old by the time our child comes home, and we will teach and train her how to be an older sibling.  Since our child will be a newborn, we feel the adjustment will be fine and would be no different than if it was a biological child.  We explained to the social worker that Raelynn is very social and has a lot of little friends at church and spends a lot of time with her cousin Jackson.

Next, we had private interviews with the social worker.  Before the meeting, we filled out our intake form with a lot of family history and personal information.  In our interviews, we basically just reviewed that information and told her about ourselves.  We had to tell her how we were raised, what our relationship with our family is like, and what high school was like for us.

Last, we gave a tour of the house.  This was really simple and I'm glad we didn't stress over it.  She just looked through the house at each room and of course had to make sure we had our firearms safe.

Today we have our doctor appointments to have a physical exam and then we will turn in that paperwork for our file.  We also need to get the most recent vet exam for Ike.  Otherwise, our file is complete.

The social worker said our CPS clearance came back so we are just waiting on the FBI fingerprint clearance to come.  She hopes to get a draft of our homestudy to us by the end of September and have the final copy by October 12.

Thank you for your prayers.

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