Tuesday, August 21, 2012

ICLW

It's been a while, but I've decided to sign up for ICLW again this month. I'm hoping it'll encourage me to post more again and also to visit some blogs. So, to those who've been here before, welcome back! And, to those for whom this is your first visit, welcome to my crazy world!

A little about me - I'm a 33-year-old Georgia girl. I'm married to a fantastic guy (The Hubs), my own piece of the exotic (he's British). We met online 12 years ago and this November we'll celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. On our first wedding anniversary, we decided to start trying for a family. We've so far been unsuccessful in that endeavor, despite 2 years of working with my OB/GYN and another 2 years seeing an RE, along with the 4 1/2 we tried on our own. Looks like it's not meant to be for us to be biological parents. With this thought in mind, we began discussing the possibility of adopting and decided we wanted to adopt through foster care. Last September we contacted the foster/adopt phone line and began our adoption journey. It hasn't been the swiftest of journeys, but we seem to be nearing the next chapter.

On that note, for those who've been following our journey, I have an update! We have now completed our interviews and have the final visit for our homestudy scheduled for next Friday, August 31. We're really close now! After that visit, our homestudy will be submitted to our caseworker's supervisor and the County Director of our local Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) for approval. We're on target for an October opening of our home!

Our caseworker was at a state conference last week and managed to meet the caseworker for the little girl (little girl? She's 14. Do I still get to call her a little girl?) we're interested in adopting. Our caseworker told her that we're nearing completion, that we are definitely going to be approved, we just need that final visit. She also gave the other caseworker our contact info to arrange a meeting with the child. I'm really, really hoping we'll hear from her very soon!

So, that's pretty much caught you up. With that, I think I'll close for the evening. I've had a terrible day at work and it's now almost 11:30pm. I'll definitely try to post again tomorrow and get in some visits to other blogs. Hope everyone has been doing great!!

10 comments:

Jeremy Bates said...

Hey, congrats on your forthcoming adoption of the girl. That's great. I believe kids that age are very fortunate to have a wonderful couple such as yourself.

Now you have a reason to blog. Keep us informed of the progress.

Cheers.

Kristin said...

I am so excited for you Lynn!

Kelli said...

Yay! That's an exciting update. :) Glad to hear that all is going well. You'll all bein our prayers!

returntogobaby.com said...

Hello from ICLW! What fabulous news! Good luck with the final homestudy!

Jamie said...

Happy ICLW! I am so glad that the light is visible at the end of the tunnel. Good luck!

bakingandbabies said...

Hi from ICLW! We're so interested in the adoption/foster-to-adopt process, so I will definitely be going through your story! Thanks for sharing!

glitterandrainbows said...

Hi from ICLW. We started the foster to adopt process too, but we haven't gotten very far. We're trying to decide whether to return to the stack of paperwork now that we've finally quit assisted reproduction. Looking forward to reading more about your experience.

W said...

I'm here from ICLW, enjoying catching up on your story! You should go see the movie "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." It will warm your heart a little (and make you slightly teary). Good luck the foster/adoption process!

EB said...

Hi from ICLW! We are in the process of trying some fertility treatments, but we have no intention of staying with them for long. Our next step will likely be adoption for a number of reasons. I'm glad I found your blog!

ICLW #65

Stupid Stork said...

Hey there from ICLW!

First of all, let me say I think it's AMAZING that you're doing the foster-to-adopt process. AMAZING.

Secondly - you saw the Odd Life of Timothy Green? I'm ascared.. was it good, or horribly horribly depressing?

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