So for our first visit, she basically just asked us many of the questions Dan and I answered on our individual questionnaires for our application. It didn't feel like a job interview, where you're hoping you answered it right, but just basically like she was trying to get to know us, while also taking notes! When she'd ask us a question about what we'd do in 'such-n-such' situation, we'd say "we've already talked about this situation, and this is our thought". She said, "Wow, you guys must really talk a lot!" We really do, and I am thankful for it!
So all in all, it went GREAT! We're scheduled for our final visit at our home for next Friday. She said at that time, she'll give verbal consent, and then she'll type up our home study and pass it on to her supervisor for approval. Once it is approved, we're OFFICIALLY home study approved to adopt!!! (Paper pregnant) She said it will probably take about a month for that to happen.
Dan and I can hardly believe how easy this has been! God has been so good through it all! We're just praying for patience now that we're going to be entering the waiting period. Many people say that is the most difficult part of adoption. We're really curious to see what kind of response we get through our own outreach efforts! We wish we were just able to go into the waiting family book, but we're praying that things work out with our own outreach efforts. We know one of the biggest outreach efforts is 'word of mouth'. So please, tell everyone you know that we're hoping to adopt! :) I know my mom is pretty good at this, out of her excitement, she tells just about everyone she knows (and doesn't know) that we're adopting! That is such a great, free
Also, our car is going to get its new transmission on Monday! It comes with a hefty price