Category Archives: Homestudy

How to Build a Fabulous Adoption Profile Part 1

Stop by and check out the newest activity idea for little ones in Something Together!

Early in the adoption process, part of me looked forward to this step with great anticipation, while another part of me dreaded this part more than others. I LOVE scrapbooking, so I chose to view this just as though I was building a scrapbooking page for my own pleasure. Continue reading


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Adoption Process Continues

Onward, ho!

I let you all know last Monday that our home study report was typed and done and ready for our review. Well, on Saturday we got the official hard copy of things along with a letter from our agency that read like a college acceptance letter: Continue reading


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Home Study Report

We’re on a short family vacation with my brother and grandparents in Albuquerque, NM for the next couple of days. {I’ll add adorable pictures of Little at the botanical gardens and aquarium when we get home.}

However, I had to tell you all: I opened up my inbox today, just one week after our home visit, and you know what was there?? Our typed and completed home study report! Continue reading

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Social Worker Visit

I can’t write much, because we need to go grocery shopping. {We usually go on Sunday afternoons, but we were cleaning like crazy people yesterday so now our house is empty and Little is eyeing the cat with hunger.} But I’ll say this: Continue reading


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Tomorrow is THE meeting. The meeting we’ve been working towards and fretting over and talking about and praying for since April. Well, really, I’ve been thinking about this meeting since I first seriously started researching adoption back in January of 2010. Continue reading


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Got a Call

Our paperwork lady really worked hard finding us a new social worker! It kind of makes me wonder if God’s hand wasn’t in all of this rearranging.

As an adoptive parent, you want your social worker to feel like a friend. They aren’t the enemy. They aren’t coming into your home to invade your privacy and wander through your home to torture you or make you feel like a criminal. Although sometimes the home study process certainly does feel that way on this end of things. I believe most social workers really are great people who chose social work as their career because they care about people and children. Continue reading

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Exciting News

First let me update you all on why I’ve been so busy (and not writing) lately.

We’re ALMOST done with the paperwork on our home study. Can I just say that the average adoptive family takes about a month to compile all of their home study paperwork for a private domestic infant adoption? Keep that in mind as I tell you- It has taken us more than THREE MONTHS now to get our paperwork done! Continue reading

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Over the Shoulder Syndrome

We’re quickly skiing down the road towards our home study face to face interview. For most adoptive parents, this event creates feelings of anxiety. We have one more form to turn in before they can schedule our social worker meeting. One more form. We are turning in our paper treasure hunt left and right. Each form we turn in brings us one step closer to a new baby. Continue reading


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Homestudy: What to Expect

I said when I first started writing this blog that I would write about things that would interest me, and one of the things I searched high and low for was information about the homestudy process. Continue reading


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I’m So Tired!

I just have to say- I’m exhausted!

I’m watching LB roll on his belly on top of an inflated beach ball yelling, “To Infinity and Beyond!” at the top of his lungs, Continue reading


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