In a previous post, I mentioned how much paperwork was involved in the home study. And, I’ll tell you…it’s a lot! In fact, apparently it’s enough to crash the agency’s email if you try to send it all in one email, as I did yesterday. Whoops!
So, as I’m sure you can guess, we finally finished it all. We’re waiting on two pieces still: our fingerprints to come back and our Dutch background checks to arrive. Otherwise, we’ve turned everything in and it’s off our plate! It was such a sense of relief to be able to hit the “send” button yesterday on that email (we’ll still mail in a paper copy of everything as well), knowing that the ball was no longer in our court. I’ve been paranoid over the past few weeks, worried that we’d forget something, much something up, or just outright lost a key piece of info, but thankfully that didn’t happen.
So now…we wait. The agency needs to receive those other two pieces before we can schedule the in-home visit, but we’re hoping those come in before we leave on vacation. It’s a few weeks away, so we have time, but I get concerned when things involve overseas governments. Oh well, this is just another lesson in patience, one I’m sure God has planned for me to take to heart. I’ve found, as we’ve been through the past three years of trying to conceive, my patience has grown in leaps and bounds. I know this is all part of God’s plan, so I am holding to that.
In the meantime, I am now just gearing up for vacation! I am so excited, can’t wait!