Friday, May 30, 2014

The Application Process

A lot has happened over the past couple of months. Since our first interview at Bethany on March 18, we have jumped in to our application and home study assessment. At the interview, they had asked if we'd have any problem completing the application within three months. Three months to fill out paperwork, I thought. No problem!

We realize now why they give that amount of time, and recognize it can even be a challenge to fit it all in. The application includes everything. Sure, there were lots of questions we answered (that took a couple of evenings to complete), but beyond that there was fingerprinting, physicals, lab work, TB testing, ordering records, CPR/First Aid certification, just to name the biggies. We also have a pretty lengthy list of online webinars and classes to take, as well as an all-day event in Modesto next week. That and the rest of our joint interview, our individual interviews, and our home inspection are still on the list to do! As I said, a lot has happened over the past couple of months.

But more than just completing our application process has happened. We find ourselves more and more excited about adopting each day. We are learning and growing so much. We are dreaming.

The next month will (hopefully) finish up most of our process! And then...

...we wait.

We're getting pretty good at waiting. ;)