Sorry it's been forever and a day. (Things around here have been emotional and a bit chaotic.) The new agency SW is super nice and he updated my homestudy with an addendum. BUUUUTTTT, the little girl's SW is not accepting anymore homestudy's until they review all they have received so far. I was slightly crushed, but managed not to be completely down-trodden by the news. You really can't rush anything with adoption, even when you've convinced yourself that if you just get this paperwork done sooner it will make all the difference you soon see that time is of the essence (sometimes only to the one(s) adopting), and all you can do is what you can personally do and it may very well depend on someone else and their time line as to how quickly things get accomplished. Through this process I have been able to see how truly impatient I am and how much I am used to getting my way. All very unhealthy habits, I know, so this is attempting to get me in a better frame of mind as far as patience is concerned. I have ID'd many waiting children on www.photolisting.adoption.com
and the California site www.cakidsconnection.com
there is also www.adoptuskids.org
that I go to quite often. I think it may be much easier to adopt from California, just because I'm already here, but you never know. My SW advises to not send out homestudy info all over the place because you may put yourself in a position where you have to turn children down, which would be terrible, but when one or a sibling group catches your eye, I almost feel bad not responding. Maybe as the weeks progress or if I get a call back from any SW's I would be more motivated to just wait and see how things progress.
I am completing my last foster PRIDE/adoption PRIDE classes given by dss on Saturday and then I have my CPR re-certification after that. The PRIDE classes have been very informative and I have learned a lot, mainly about the foster system and how placement affect children and what the waits are for and all the other dss nitty-gritty. Very interesting. Well, that's about it for now. What's new with everyone else?
I'll keep you in the slow moving loop,
Labels: domestic adoption, PRIDE classes