Ladies and gentlemen, we have a completed home assessment report! Hot off the presses, our social worker e-mailed it to us today. Talk about bizarre, this 13 page document has all of the nitty-gritty details of who we are. No, I won't let you read it! ;o)
Everything is getting so close, I can taste it. All we have to do is finish the profile books and pay the entrance fee, and then we'll be officially waiting to adopt our baby!!!! It still doesn't feel real, but at least we're making progress.
I asked the social worker about the current situation at our agency, to figure out the timing of paying the entrance fee. This is the 3rd biggest fee in the whole process, no small chunk of change. We don't really have all of the cash needed yet, but our social worker said not to worry because there aren't any birth mothers who are close to looking at profiles yet. This is a mixed blessing. It relieves some of the pressure to get the bill paid now, but worries me some that there aren't any birth mothers. I need to prepare myself for a wait. We're looking at a year, AFTER we pay this fee. It could be much sooner, but likely it will be a long while.
The good news is that we are officially recommend to adopt a baby (or 2!) now. The girls are starting to get excited too. In her prayer yesterday, Kera asked Jesus to bring us a baby to adopt. I've told the girls that we have to wait for God to show us which baby we're supposed to get. I'm glad they actually listen to me, whether they will admit it at the time or not