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This started out as a blog about our domestic adoption. So all of the older posts are about that journey. It was an interesting one, and it led us to our son, Jacob. My dream since I was a little girl was typical of most little girls. I wanted to get married, and have children and be a stay at home Mom. Although, not a very popular choice for a profession now a day, I find it very rewarding. As a matter of fact, every day is an adventure! I've been told personally that the stay at home Mom profession isn't 'work', but spend a day with me and you'll see just how much 'work' it is!!! It's blessed work!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Continuing Paperwork

Well, I finished the APQ (Adoptive Parents Questionaire) last night. John just needs to read over it and I need to print off a few pictures of us to include. Then that is finished. I'm hoping to mail it tomorrow. After they receive it, they assign us an Adoptive Parent Specialist. He or she will contact us and set up a meeting to go over our questionaire and to they will be our contact from then on. They will be the one looking out for our best interests. The birth Mom has her own specialist and we have our own.

We also went to the bank today and signed the closing papers on the rest of our financing. So that will be available whenever we need it.

We are starting to get excited and a little nervous at how far we have come and at the prospect of what is ahead. I'm more than ready to quit my job and stay home with a baby. My heart isn't even there anymore! I will continue working until we get the little one though.

We are continuing to work on our profile. There is a list of subjects in which we have to write short essay style answers. Some of the subjects include:
*What does it mean to be parents and what do you like most or expect to like most about being parents.
*How did you meet?
*What is your most memorable moment?
*What is your cultural heritage?
*How will you address cultural diversity?
*What makes you unique?
....and on and on. We also had to fill out short explanations of 70 of our favorite things, write short essay style (anywhere between 50-500 words, depending on the subject) descriptions of our job descriptions, profile introduction, education, extended family, house and neighborhood, and write a letter to the birth parents. I think I have about six of these done so far. I want John to write some of it, because he's the writer in the family! So, we can send in the APQ, and then finish the profile stuff and our stuff is finished!

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