End of Year Adoption Update

imagesDon’t get all excited folks, there’s no breaking news.  I just wanted to let you all know where we stand right now with the adoption.

We are still approved for adoption by the state of NC.  Each month I log on to the websites with photo listings of available children (like http://www.adoptuskids.org) and browse the children listed.  Then I choose some kids who would fit with our family and submit their profiles to our social worker so she can submit our home study to the children’s social workers.  Then we wait for the children’s social workers to approve us or not.  We don’t hear if we are not approved.  It’s a long process.  It’s frustrating too because from month to month I see kids on the sites that we’ve submitted for.  While we wait we go to continuing education classes to keep our foster care license current.  Then we start all over the next month.

Here’s what will happen when we are finally approved: we will start visitation with the child(ren). Their social worker will determine how many visits we’ll need to complete.  Then, once everyone is comfortable with each other we will be able to bring them home!  6 months or so later the adoption will be final.

So that’s it.  That’s what’s going on with us and our never-ending adoption story!

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6 thoughts on “End of Year Adoption Update

  1. I agree you are so patient I don’t think I would be even an iota as classy as you are. I wish the system moved faster, sending some “move quicker” vibes to the powers that be. Cant wait to hear your update one day. I will celebrate.

  2. I commend your patience and determination. My sister is a foster parent in Nebraska. She adopted one of her foster daughters in July. After two years in her home. There, the state takes a very long time to terminate the parents’ rights before they are eligible for adoption. Then even once the children are available, it takes months. And that was for an active/approved foster home.
    I imagine it’s like pug rescue (which is the only thing I’m familiar with so please forgive me). The agency wants to take the time to make sure it’s the right fit so the kids don’t get bounced around any more than necessary. I like to think they are taking their time for the good of the children.

    I hope 2014 is the year for you and your family.

    • Thank you so much! I really have no choice but to be patient. It will all happen when it is supposed to happen. I hope youre right and that 2014 is our year!

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