Well, we finally have some news and progress to share! After hearing over two weeks ago from our social worker that the agency had assigned a social worker to our Home Study, we heard from her today!
I almost didn’t answer my phone when it rang – I never answer my phone at work. But it was a local number that I didn’t recognize, so I did. Man, I’m sure glad I did!
Our Home Study social worker sounds fantastic! Her schedule and ours are quite similar – evenings and weekends work best for her. We were bonding on the phone over common interests, and laughing about some of the legalities of things she has to do. She explained that the Ministry has certain standards, and she has to follow them – for example, she is only allowed to meet with us once every two weeks, and a minimum of 4 visits are required (though she said it usually takes 4-6 visits).
I feel like we really connected – and that is something I was really praying for. She said she loves to meet people and talk, so I think we’ll be in good hands. She is coming to our house for our first home visit on Friday at 7pm – can’t wait to get this process started!!!