Thursday, January 10, 2008

still profiling...

We heard from Bethany again and we have an approved homestudy!!! For all you people who don't know about all this stuff, this is a really big deal! From this point on we potentially can adopt at anytime. Really big deal. So, needless to say, we are excited...at the potential and just at being DONE with the homestudy!!! I am going next Wednesday to go over our service plan and give her our profile. The service plan is the necessary tool for our social worker to help know us and know what we want and don't want in a child and in the situation. Eric and I are in agreement on all of the service plan which, if you know us well, you know that that is in and of itself a big deal...we don't always agree :-) Anyways, today I have been working on the profile again and I really just don't like what I have done so far. It is SO difficult to try to communicate on paper who we are as a couple. There are so many things that I would say to her if we were able to sit in front of her, and so many things I want her to know about us. However, there is limited space in this thing and I don't want to be too wordy, like I can tend to be. Everytime I think I am doing good, I think of more things I want to put in there, that are important and then I end up starting over, or rearranging, or something. I did not expect this to be that hard. Also, the page size is 8.5 x 11 instead of the scrapbooking size which is 12x12. There just isn't enough room! I am about to work on my letter to the birthparents right now, but I just wanted to blog real quick. My friend Laurie has agreed to help me narrow done and organize tonight, so I am excited about that. I have one week to finish!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!! I knew you both would pass with flying colors. I am sure your profile is great especially since it has my descriptive words as a part of it. haha.. If your letter is anything like your blog it will be awesome. J.R. and I continue to pray for both of you and your child. We love you and I am so excited about dinner on 1/26/08!!! Megan Wade

Campus Ministers said...

I was just thinking about how neat it will be in 10-15 years to share with your child these blog entries. What a testimony it will be of God's grace in their life!

"He upholds the cause of the oppressed...He sustains the fatherless and the widow" -psalm 146:7&9