Thursday, November 6, 2008

We are DONE with the home study!!!

YAY!!!   A huge thanks to everyone who posted comments, sent us messages via email and facebook, sent texts, and called this morning...  We truly appreciate your thoughts and prayers!  Just to fill you in... the home study went really well!  It was definitely nothing to be anxious or nervous about.  Kris Miller conducted the interview (we LOVE her by the way) - she is the Executive Director for the Little Flower Adoption Agency and Law Firm out of Dallas - and she was so great and helpful.  She basically just sat and talked with Ben and I for several hours about our lives growing up, our families, our view of adoption, about birthparents, etc.   Plus, we love the fact that once we are matched with a birthmother through our facilitators and attorneys, she's there to also provide additional guidance and counsel as well.  She made us feel very comfortable and was so easy to talk to.  Everything went really smoothly...she has already received our FBI clearances and background checks...so now it will be about a week until we have an official "approved and completed" home study.  All she has to do is write-up her report!

And...some more exciting news...  we spoke with our adoption consultant today who told us that our online profiles will be ready for birthmothers to view no later that Nov. 22nd...only two weeks away!  We will receive an email when the profiles are ready with our usernames and passwords where we can go in and look at them for ourselves and see how often they are being viewed.  It's all really happening...so hard to believe!!  We are officially "waiting" for Baby P!

And...I had to post this great picture of The Boys...brotherly love!  They definitely won over Kris during the home study =)


7 comments:

Amanda Jo said...

Holly! This is so exciting! From one adoptive mother to another "soon-to-be" adoptive mother, congratulations! It's a long road but worth every bit of it!!!

We're praying for you guys over here at the SBTC!!! I will be sure to pass along this praise to the staff!

Amanda said...

What wonderful news! I'm so glad it went so well, and I'm so excited that what's left to do won't take long at all. What a blessing to connect with such a wonderful worker. God has been so faithful through this process, and your telling is such a wonderful example for the rest of us...

Andrea Pender Photography - Fort Worth, Texas said...

That is so exciting for you guys! :)

Christian Family said...

YEAH...SO VERY EXCITING!!! We are SO HAPPY FOR YALL and will be praying for you and Ben...and of course, Baby P!!!

Shae said...

How wonderful- you guys will be in our prayers. You will both be wonderful parents!!!

Kylie said...

Yeah! That's wonderful! So excited for you guys and all that lies ahead!

Steve, Tracy, Wesley & Reeve said...

Congrats on the successful home study! That's great news! We love you guys and are praying for baby P. and the rest of the process.