After taking a long break from all the adoption paperwork we are finally back on-track. During the month of October we had our last home visit and if everything goes according to schedule we are on track for approval by the end of November. Two weeks earlier I had a 2.5 hrs interview with our adoption social worker, a week later my husband had his interview. Now we have this form we need to fill out before our home visit. To fill out this form we had to sit down a couple of times and do some research on the different topics before our home visit. The topics of this form are Health, Behavioral, Developmental and Background issues, prenatal drug exposure and adoption openness.
The questionnaire brings really interesting topics to light, the biological parents drugs use, mental health, and the child’s behavior, health and disabilities. Believe me going through the list was difficult and we tried to make the most informed decision while also thinking of what we are able handle. This is hard, we will be completely new to parenthood and having to decide what we THINK we might be able to handle was a difficult task. Once the social worker went over the form with us we made a couple of changes with her help, knowledge and explanations.
Now we await, we should go into the potential parents pool in December and then the average wait time is between six to four months. Now we have to prepare and have a plan for the placement process, we also have to check our benefits.