We formally applied at the end of December and received a packed of "back-up" documentation. This month we have been working on that.
- Signing so many papers I started to believe buying a house! Four more sheets left!
- Requesting background checks.
- Gathering financial records from the last 10 years.
- Finding the proof we were born and married. (We're still waiting for Abigail's birth certificate.)
When Bethany gets this packet we start the Home Study process. Three visits with a person from Bethany, two at their offices with one here sandwiched between. This is when the hard questions are asked. What race are you willing to accept? Though that one we have resolved. What disabilities are you willing to consider? What drug exposure are you willing to look at? How much risk are you willing to consider when it comes to the birthfather? And I am sure there are even more we haven't thought about.
But we are praying and I know God has the right child picked out for our family. I invite you to pray along with us and for this process.