February 25, 2011
We had our final visit with our case worker for the home study. Our case worker was supposed to be here at 12:30 pm, but her car broke down in Manton, MI. She was stuck there for three hours trying to get a rental car. We weren’t sure if she was going to make it or not. If she didn’t make it, we would have had to wait several weeks until she could reschedule. She finally made it at 3:30 pm and we had a great time. She ate dinner with the kids and just chatted with them about the adoption. We were a little nervous about how that would go. Lauri’s kids say the craziest things. But, it went great. Then she talked to Lauri for an hour and I assume she talked about how her brothers picked on her mercilessly her whole life or something like that. Then I came back in and we had to describe our kids. All of the kids were downstairs playing except for Reagan, who was in her room and now has some insight on what we think of her.
It seems like everything went well, and she should be writing up the initial home study for approval on Tuesday or Wednesday.
When we got to church that night, we found out the coolest thing. A friend of ours had organized several families in our church to pray for us specifically during the home visit. What an awesome thing for these people to do. Just like us, they will be adopting this child into their church family and for that he will be extremely lucky.
Lauri has been slacking a little on the dossier paperwork, so I’ll have find some way to motivate her. That could take a couple of months to be completed and approved. After we do that, we just have to come up with $$$$$$. The next step after that will be AWAA finding us our son!
So far, so good.