Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2nd Time Around

Well here we go again.  We've started our home study for the second adoption.  Last week we went down to the local adoption agency and had our finger prints taken for the background checks, and Monday will be our home visit from our social worker.  We have the same person as last time, a very nice lady named Windsor, who you'll remember I did compare to a short Mrs. Doubtfire, but in the nicest way possible!  Gregg spoke with her on the phone the other day and she said she'll only need one visit.  I'm hoping she walks in, finds that the baby is still alive and doesn't live in a rabbit hutch, then tells us the home study is approved and it's off to the races.  Unfortunately, the reality is that after the visit we'll still need to file references (again), get medical clearances, wait for her report to be cleared by the court, and so on.  I am hoping the final approval takes three months or less.  Last time was around four, but now that we know the ropes I'm hoping to push the envelope.  The faster we get this part done, the closer we are to moving the entire process along.  We have not contacted our actual agency, the Independent Adoption Center, just yet to let them know we want to go for another round.  We'll do that sometime next week I suppose.  We're not looking forward to the mountain of paperwork and letter packet designing that is going to entail, but it's a necessary evil.

On a side note, Sabrina's wardrobe creation notwithstanding, we'll need to pick her out a better outfit then the one she put on herself.  It's fine if this was a Cindy Lauper concert, but I think we'll go for something a little more conservative.  (Did I just say that?  Errrr...)

7 comments:

Kristin said...

That kid has style!

Actually, your photo reminds me that we struggled a bit to find good photos of ourselves for our adoption letter that didn't include bottles of booze.

May I ask, how did you decided WHEN to get on the rollercoaster again?

Any chance you'll be at the SoCal picnic on 5/15?

I'm excited to follow your journey again.

Kate said...

Congratulations- hope the process is painless.

I BTW, love her outfit!

The Smith's said...

Awesomeness! I hope it goes super fast for you! I love the outfits kiddos come up with!!

Tina said...

Everybody loves a good ol' Cindy Lauper Concert. She cracks me up!

Good Luck!

mommy3 said...

Actually, Sabrina does a great Cindy Lauper, one of my faves, to be honest. If, just sayin' IF, Ms. Sabrina did dress herself the day of you H/S, the SW would probably compliment you for allowing her to "make her own choices". For our 2nd, my husband got our time wrong and when I answered the door an hour early in my nitegown, that was a lovely surprise (for us both). The SWs go with the flow, interestingly. She actually liked it that we were so "normal". Lovely, as I said. #2 isn't as painful, IMHO, but the bumps still bruise. You both waited such a short time for Ms. S., Hmmmmm. Get ready, guys!

Mike and Tony said...

I too LOVE her style and if it's possible she gets cuter in EVERY picture!

Bobby said...

Ah Kristin no we're not going to the picnic but ironically I'll be arriving in Ontario that day to start a business trip. Don't think I'll have time to get down to LB though...