Our first home study visit went perfectly! We really like our worker and it was very low stress. This first visit was really all about the basics such as how many square feet our home is, what kind of foundation it is on, how close the nearest fire department is, how long Barry’s commute to work is, our financial form, etc. etc. I am assuming that during the second visit she will dig a little deeper into things such as our infertility, loss, childhoods, etc…so we will see!
We also made the decision…that we will be adopting TWO children! :) We have played around with that idea for awhile and the more we talk about it/pray about it, we both feel very comfortable with the idea…soooo we are taking that as our answer! We are requesting 2 children, either gender, ages 9-24 months. I asked if there was a pattern with the gender that Russia matches families with that request either gender and apparently there is a long wait for girls because so many families request girls. Sooo, since we are open to either gender more than likely we will get a referral for two BOYS! In fact, another family with Children of the World received a referral for a 9 month old little boy VERY soon after completing their home study. That makes me nervous because Barry cannot travel until July 2012 because of his work schedule. I know God is in control but it does make me a little nervous!
That’s the update for now! Hopefully we will have our second visit in the next couple of weeks!