Friday, October 5, 2012

Cleaning, Paperwork, and Home Visits

I haven't updated the blog for a few days, but that's because I've been cleaning!  Yesterday we had our first home visit by the agency who is helping us get licensed to do foster care/adoption.  It went well and she didn't see anything keeping us from getting licensed, except a few small things like installing carbon monoxide detectors and outlet covers.  There are so many rules to follow and paperwork to fill out to be able to do foster care, it is unreal.  I have said this with each of our adoptions, but it shouldn't be this hard to help a child!  Of course, I understand why they have to have so many rules, and they need to make sure that a child is going to a safe and loving home, but it is a lot.  We are almost half done with the PS-MAPP classes we have to take.  There are 10 of them, once a week, for 3 hours.  They have been interesting and helpful, they help you to understand more of what the foster child is experiencing and what we might run into.  Hopefully we'll be all done with the paperwork and licensing by the end of the year, but it might take longer.  Keeping our next child in mind keeps us going!


  1. dont know if you've heard of "Heart Cries" My cousin adopted out her baby to the family that has this blog... they are currently in the middle of a foster/adoption and are planning for more.... there are a couple Heart Cries blogs but if you google it and add Rebekah Pinchback to the google you'll find her easily..... Its a very well written blog with lots of love.... you'll enjoy it.


    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to check it out. Good to hear from you!


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