Happy Tuesday! We are excited to share that we learned this week we have moved up to 2nd on the waitlist for our agency’s profile listing service. We hope you have a great rest of your week!
It’s official: we have been Home Study Approved (on paper this time)! All of our background checks have cleared and now all of the papers can be signed! There have been so many steps that have gotten us here and we are so thankful for all of the support we have received from family and friends. We are looking forward to all that is ahead, including making a match with a birth parent.
On top of this great news, it’s also Chris’ birthday! What a great birthday surprise for him❣️
We’ve reached a huge milestone in our adoption journey: we are officially verbally approved for adoption!!! 🥂Over the next 30 days our case worker will write up our home study and then we will be paper-approved! Our next steps are to continue to get the word out about our desire to add a child to our family and celebrate all life gives us!
Last week we had our infant adoption classes at CH/LSS (our agency) and completed them!
These classes familiarized us with the legal adoption process in Minnesota, the importance of openness in adoption, and strategies available to engage in our adoption outreach efforts. We also had the opportunity to listen to a panel of adoptive and birth parents share their adoption experiences. Topics covered included: program process and options, an overview of the steps and time frames involved in completing a legal adoption, considerations for adoptive parenting, understanding the birth parent experience, cross-cultural and transracial parenting, supporting openness in adoption, and utilizing your personal network, social media, and other avenues available to you to engage in adoption outreach.
We learned a lot about open adoption and are excited to continue our journey to become dads! Our next step is to complete our home study. This typically takes 3-6 weeks depending on how mush time we can commit to each meeting. Once that is complete we will be approved to adopt!! After that we hope we’ll be matched with a birth family soon! Could it be you?
We are Chris (the tall one) & Matt (the shorter one) and we are so excited to share our adoption journey with all of you! We hope that you’ll follow along as we begin to step into something new and exciting for us and all of our family. Please feel free to share our posts with those you love and help to spread the word that we are looking to fill our loving home with even more love! We welcome your comments, your prayers, your good vibes, and love as we go “Into the Unknown!” (Sorry … I had to quote Elsa!)