Monday, November 19, 2012

Good News

About a week ago Hubby contacted our adoption agency and asked if it would work to do our homestudy in this house.  The house we currently live in, that we are trying to sell, is very small and only has one bedroom - ours (and there is no room in it for even a Moses basket, never mind a crib).  The house is perfect for a single person or a couple but is not good for a couple wanting to grow their family!  Anyway, we were planning on waiting until we were in a different house to start our homestudy.  But it is winter and the real estate market is slow, and our house hasn't sold yet.  It's been up for sale for 8 weeks now with no offers yet.  We have been really putting the pressure on ourselves to get it sold, so we can move and get going on our homestudy.  But now our agency told us they can do the homestudy and we can get approved in this house!  We will just have to get our homestudy updated once we move, and the only cost for that will be mileage to our place!  This takes a huge load off our shoulders and takes the pressure off to sell our house!  We might even take it off the market over the middle of winter and put it back on in early spring, so it doesn't get market stale - we'll see.  But, now we have to get our tushes in gear and complete some of the things we've been working on - the Dear Birthmother/father letter, each of our PAPQ's, our AppII, and our photos.  There are 2 things that our agency has to receive no more than 3 months prior to our homestudy starting, and that is our Medical Reports and our Criminal Record Checks.  So we were putting those off until we'd sold our house, and bought a place and knew when our possession date would be.  But now, with this good news, the first thing I did was make an appointment for the two of us with my doctor to get our medical reports done.  That appt is scheduled for Dec. 17!  That means our homestudy should start no more than 3 months after that!! So exciting and nerve-wracking!!  The medical reports should only be $20 each so that is nice.  We should be getting the cheque, for the subdivided property we sold next door, this week, and when that comes we'll go do our Criminal Record Checks.  I am not sure how much they are because I don't know if we'll need to be fingerprinted or not.  It feels like things are finally moving along :)

12 comments:

  1. That is great news!! Glad things are going well!!

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  2. Yay! Happy to hear things are moving along!

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  3. hi from ICLW...good luck on the homestudy!!

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  4. I'm here from ICLW too, great news on this. We had our home study done and then the house next door came up for sale - we were very tempted as it has a much larger garden - but we decided not to move. It would have been the same for us, the home study would only have been amended to reflect the new house.

    As I tell non-adopters, it is NOT a study of your home it is a study of YOU mainly done IN your home.

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    1. Good point, and one that I sometimes forget. Our homestudy will consist of 4 meetings, and only 1 of them will actually be done in our home.

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  5. Hi from ICLW. I can't see as how size of house would really matter at this point as the child you'll be getting is an infant. My parents qualified for my brother with only a one bedroom, but that was 44 years ago.

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  6. greetings from ICLW! You must be so excited to be getting a more solid timeline for this process!

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  7. Best luck with your homestudy and getting all the paperwork through to start your adoption process. How exciting to have that date! it feels so different when things are actually moving along. The waiting is the hardest.
    Happy ICLW#33

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  8. That's so great that you can keep moving in the adoption process without having real estate stress hanging over you. Good luck! Visiting from ICLW.

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  9. Doesn't it feel great to feel like you are able to DO something to move forward? Good luck with the homestudy and selling your house!

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