Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Homestudy complete!

That was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Dr. Cotton is very nice and quite thorough. He will send for our background checks from the state and we have to go to our police station for the local b/g check. We should have a rough draft of the homestudy to proof this coming week. Boy am I glad that is over!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2004


These are the first few steps in the process:

We first had to apply to an adoption agency. We decided to go with Commonwealth Adoptions International based out of Tampa, FL. They accepted us into their Taiwan program on and now the next step is the homestudy. This process involves having a licensed social worker come to our house and "interview" us and find out if we are up to the task of parenting another child. He will go into great detail regarding our childhoods, schooling, religious beliefs, dating and marriage views and that's just the begining!! There are also 3 background checks we will go through. This is quite a lengthy and indepth ordeal. He will also be looking at our house to determine if we have sufficient space for another child and speak with our children to find out what they think about adding a child by adoption to our family. Our homestudy is scheduled for August 24th.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004


We will use this site to keep our friends and family updated on our progress to bring home our child. We hope to have her home with her Forever Family by this time next year!! Thank you for praying for our family and the long journey ahead!


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