Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our Home Inspection

Today was our home inspection and I have to admit that I haven't cleaned so much in a LONG time.  I mean doors, baseboards, the top of the fridge....the works.  I figured our social worker wouldn't be that thorough (I was right), but I didn't want to take the risk.

The social worker arrived 15 minutes late (a huge pet peeve of mine), but she was really nice. She was surprised that we had done everything required, especially since it was our first home visit.  The only thing we have to do is get a land line (something we did away with since we never used it) which doesn't require another visit (thank goodness).

We asked the social worker how long it typically takes to receive a placement after we've been licensed (even though we had already been told by a few other social workers a couple weeks to a couple months).  Something interesting that the social worker said was that if a really good foster family comes along the county is just waiting for them to get licensed so they can place with them; she has seen children placed as soon as the same day a license has been received. That made Mark and I believe that maybe the odds are in our favor.  I'm not getting my hopes up, but it would be great to have a little girl placed with us before Christmas.

And it looks like we're leaning toward the Concurrent Planning Program...we really want to adopt.  But we aren't certain and we are still praying on it.  Thank you to those who have emailed/called offering encouragement and support.  We appreciate you all so much; your prayers give us strength.