Tagged with home study

Live Scan & FBI Clearance

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on June 21, 2010. Republished here with permission. According to our home study agency: As of September 2008, it is required that every prospective adoptive parent and any adult family member/co-habitant, obtain an FBI clearance, in addition to the Department of Justice (DOJ) / Child Abuse Clearance. To … Continue reading

Character References, Round Two

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on June 2, 2010. Republished here with permission. Last year, I wrote a post about character references. Regardless of which type of adoption you choose, you’re going to have to have some people vouch for you. As before, this time we have to have six people (or couples) … Continue reading

Getting to Know You

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on May 21, 2010. Republished here with permission. This week, hot on the heels of attending an orientation meeting for the facilitator we’re going to sign with, I decided to do their “Getting to Know You” adoptive parent questionnaire. Each parent has to fill out his or her … Continue reading

Getting Oriented

This post was originally published on AdoptionBlogs.com on May 14, 2010. Republished here with permission. Tonight, my husband and I attended an orientation meeting by a local facilitator. We’re most likely going to sign with them in the very near future. Both of the presenters worked for the organization and were mothers through adoption. There … Continue reading

April/May Home Study Status Update

I posted a list of the 21 home study requirements we have to meet. So far, we have the following items done: Jack’s medical information (11b) My medical information (11a) Yes, it’s a short list. We’ve also asked several people to be references. My friend Annemarie offered to be a reference again. She has the … Continue reading

Step Two

(originally published on LiveJournal) Today, Max and I decided which agency will be taking our money so they can provide us with services that will result in us adopting a baby. To me, that’s huge. It means that I’m done with TWO YEARS of research on types of adoption, agencies, attorneys, birthparents, and related material. … Continue reading