The Ball Has Moved


I’ve received paperwork that my mom and I both had to fill out. It is our previous addresses for the past 5 years. This will start the background check. Unfortunately, because my mom is currently living with me, there are some things she will have to go through as well such as, background check, child protective check, finger-printing, and a physical exam.

I sent back the previous addresses and was able to set up a time for my first meeting with my case worker. It was going to be Jan 11th, however she had to reschedule it to Jan 16th. She said to bring agency #2 process outline so they can schedule things along with them. I’ll also have a written assessment and some homework to do.

The ball has been pushed and is slowly rolling now. I can’t wait to get this show on the road!

The Upside to Paperwork

I received my first batch of paperwork last week, however I am just now getting to it now, or I should say that I am REALLY reading through it now….I skimmed it before. They list some items that are needed (birth certificate, marriage certificate, and Rob’s death certificate). I know I have them somewhere….but the question is – where?

So…to be completely honest, I have never been good about filing paperwork and keeping it all organized. It drives me nuts, so I keep building up these piles until I move the pile into a box or file cabinet. The last year or so I’ve been wanting to scan all paperwork in so I have it electronically. And since I have to find tons of paperwork, I suppose there is no better time than right now to get Project Scan started.

The simple way would be to just order those three items again (which I checked and it would be roughly $90 bucks). Not bad in a normal life’s budget, however with adoption costs always bouncing around in my head, I can’t justify paying for them – if I already have them. So the hunt begins….

So the upside to this adoption process (aside from the end result of having a wonderful and loving child, of course) is that I will be able to finally get my life, my paperwork, and my space organized.