Monday, January 20, 2014

Almost Done with Paperwork

I'm getting really close to finishing the current packet of papers. This was a huge one. The cover letter of this packet said to get this all done in 2 weeks. HAHAHAH It has now been 2 months.

We finally got our fingerprints done. It took longer for me to set up the online apt than it did to get them done. We both had to go and DH had to take off from work, so it was a pain to schedule.  You have to go to a special place that is approved by the state for adoption. We walked in and flashed our id cards. Then  you put your fingers on the scanner bc they are done digitally now. As she pushed each finger down I could see my prints on the screen. The form said "you will get your photo taken so dress appropriately." We dressed up but all they wanted was our faces for facial recognition. LOL. We were in and out of there in about 15 min. She said they just collect the prints and then send them to the gov agency who takes about two weeks to process them. HAHAHA I though another 2ww. Well I am at the end of that one so I emailed the social worker for the results.

We also finally got the apt for the physicals. Mine is this week and dh is next week. We have to get tested for TB and drugs. Then the Dr has to fill out a report stating that we are fit to be parents. I can't remember the last time I had a TB test. She said it is the one where they stab your arm and circle the area to see if you get a reaction. I have to go back in 2 days to get it checked.

We have a few forms left. These are the forms we have been dreading for awhile and have put them off.. They are also very personal. We have to complete auto biographies and complete a checklist of what type of child we are willing and not willing to take home. Our new goal is to get all the rest of them done by the end of the month bc that is when dh gets his physical.

FX that I can get this giant packet done and then I will drive over to the agency to hand them in.


  1. We are working on all of that paperwork as can overwhelming and personal. We are currently waiting to hear whether or not we need to be fingerprinted again. We did a homestudy and fingerprinting with the last agency we went with (which did not result in any adoptions) our new s.w. said she would check to see if we have to do it all again. She is also currently looking to see if she can use any of the info from our last h.s. for the new one. I'm praying some can be used..which would mean less wait time. Some of the info would have to be updated. We just got word our profile is done so now we can officially be matched with a birthmother even though our h.s in not done yet.

  2. Prayers!! I'm a little shocked your packet said it would take only 2 weeks to complete. All our paperwork took severallll months. Hoping the rest of your process is quick, easy, and painless. :)


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