Saturday, January 30, 2010

Knew we had it in us

We got our psychological evaluation reviews in the mail today. Guess what???
We passed.... were recommended even!
I know, we really fooled that guy, ah?
So, another check mark on our ever growing list.

I also was able to seperate all the paperwork into it's own little folder (color coded, of course) and fill out what I could. Broke out the sticky notes and had a field day with the high lighter.
I got us signed up for all the on-line classes that we need to take, now it's just a matter of getting them done.

Got our marriage liscence and Holly's birth cert. in the mail, now just waiting on our passports.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Black Ice and Red Hearts

Today was a test....

It started off normal enough (early, but normal). We were on our way to our first meeting with our social worker in Jenison when we hit a patch if black ice on Wilson (ding about 45mph) and trying to avoid a head on, we ended up in a snow pile by a tree with both drivers side tires blown.

Then just as I was about to have a mental melt down.... a wonderful officer (yes-I said it!) came to take a report and wait for a tow truck. We then decided we both wouldn't be able to ride back to Muskegon with the jeep so we asked the officer to try to get us a cab so we could at least salvage some of our day and make it to our meeting. After loading up the Jeep, the officer came to us and said to get into the cop car and he would talk us to our meeting.... Awesome!

The meeting went very well, once they all got over us showing up in a cop car!
We have a great social worker and we got some info cleared up. We did get MORE paper work as well, but I felt better by the time we left.

Then after getting back, checking on my poor Jeep, and getting some folders for all the paperwork... we stopped by my grandmothers to help her with something and found my cousin on the bathroom floor suffering from really bad back pain. I had to get an ambulance to take her to the hospital. I then and only then, had to head to my in laws to get a car to go to work tomorrow....yippie.

I am so happy that our meeting went well, it's the only saving grace for the day.
We will be having our next meeting soon...I'll keep everyone posted.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cautious Optimism

We finally talked to our social worker and our first "home study" meeting is on Thursday...get this, not at our home!

Anyway, we both meet with her this time, then we each go by ourselves for a visit, then she comes to the house and meets the "other" kids and Holly.

We have to take some classes too, the first of those starting on Feb. 8th.

As far as work goes... here is the latest. The city council decided to go for a 1.25 (m) millage in May, if that passes, my job should be good for 5 years. If not....well that's still up in the air, but the new mayor stopped by the station and told us he would like to use some of the "rainy day fund" up before laying anyone off. What does that mean???? I have no idea. I don't care as long as I can keep my job until this process is over.

So if you know anyone who lives in Wyoming...put in a good word for us!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


We made it... Not sure if we passed or failed but we made it. Can you pass/fail a psych eval?

It was pretty plain and simple and like anything else I could have answered all the questions about 20 different ways. I the shrink was a nice guy, who mostly deals with post adoption issues and does these pre-evals when needed.

I told Tim not to send in any more money until we find out if were "good to go". :)
We are waiting to hear back from our social worker about our first visit with her (Start of the home study.)

I will try to keep everyone posted.

Lots of prayers please... the city council is supposed to be coming up with a plan for the City of Wyoming.... I hope it includes us Firefighters!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

paper cuts

Help me! I am drowning in a sea of paper work!
Just finished the paper work to get copies of Holly's birth cert. and of our marriage lisence. Tried it on-line first.... who would have thought it would be cheeper and easier to do it via snail mail.
And we aren't even into the meat and potatoes folks!

We got our first call from our social worker today and we are going to start our home study next week. I am just glad it "looks like" were getting some where.

Tomorrow we go for our psyco eval.... wish us luck.

Thank you for all the love and support!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Well everyone....lots of prayer!
We are going for our psychological evals Wednesday of next week. Also, does anyone know where we can find an extra $45,000... if you do let me know ASAP ! :)
We are currently looking into options for funds.
Other then that we should be starting our home study soon after this eval is completed.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Early on....

My step mom turned me onto a friend of hers that blog'd her adventure through adoption and I have decided this is the best way to keep everyone informed of our going's on.

For those who need to catch up, me and Tim have started the process of adopting two boys from Russia. We are asking for boys under the age of 40 months. We are very early on in the process and are all ready up to our eye balls in paper work and check writing.

Today was both good and bad for me. We went to the post office and the nice lady there (yes, she was very nice) helped us get our passport stuff sent out... so check that off my list. But then we printed out more paperwork (most of which I understand little of) and now I am just plain frustrated.

I know this isn't going to be easy (if it's worth it, it never is) but we would really appreciate any and all the spare prayers.

I will write if I feel the need or something new happens, so check in from time to time.