The wait is finally over to be issued our social worker! Such an exciting step in the process. Our first of four meetings is scheduled for May 21st.
The way the home study process works has been explained to us is like this… There are four meetings in order to complete the home study. Meeting one is with the both of us and will be in our home. At this meeting, the social worker is trying to get to know us as a couple and hear about how we got to this point in our lives. We also are to discuss what we envision our adopted child to be. Meeting two and three are with us individually. Meeting four is again with the both of us and back in our home. At this meeting we will re-address many of the topics we have covered already and check our home for safety standards.
Our social worker told us that the adoption process is a bunch of hurry up and wait. We are definitely feeling this and hope that the four meeting go as smoothly and timely as possible.
The wait can at times be so excruciating and emotionally painful. We have to remember that all good things come to those who wait.