Friday, May 27, 2011

First Appointment Next Week

We now have our first appointment set up for next Wednesday, June 1, at 4:00 p.m. with the caseworker who was assigned to us.

We have a list of steps we go through for this adoption process. We have done Step 1 "Attend Orientation" (which was on May 6) and Step 2 "Complete and submit Application, Description of Services, Release of Information and Orientation Attendance." Step 3 is what will happen next Wednesday-- "Intake appointment: Adoption assessment completed, upon caseworker approval you will receive the hard copy paperwork, access to online paperwork, and will be required to pay the $1000 fee." The $1000 will be part of the total cost, which will be a lot cheaper than other adoption agencies.

We are excited to continue on this journey, however long it takes for us to be able to raise and love a child.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Welcome to Our Adoption Journey!

I made this blog 2 days ago, but then Blogger was having problems and I couldn't find the blog anymore. So here is attempt #2. Here is a picture of us that was taken a little over 2 years ago on a cruise we went on with Jeff's parents and siblings. We pretty much look the same today.

Even though this journey may be long, we are excited to go through it all and are excited to see the end result. We are going through LDS Family Services. We went to an orientation last Friday, May 6, where we got an orientation packet filled with paperwork, some of which we needed to fill out. We filled out the application and signed a couple other papers and took them back this past Tuesday, May 10. The next step is that they will send the bishop of the church we go to some paperwork to fill out and send back. I (Vicki) will update this blog as anything changes. I hope you enjoy reading about our journey!