For those that are thinking “maybe this is the match announcement”, I’ll let you down quickly – not yet. But it’s coming, I promise, soon…
BUT we do have some awesome news! OUR HOME STUDY IS COMPLETE!!! We got it back for final edits earlier this week (and there really weren’t that many edits), and have been approved (as of May 25th) to adopt one or two teenagers! YAY!!!
We have made our edits, those edits have been incorporated into the document, and now it’s just getting it’s final read by everyone else before being sent to the Ministry. I’m not sure what the timeline looks like for approval once it reaches the Ministry, but we’re CLOSE and that’s all that matters 🙂
I just want to say… God knew what He was doing when he sent us our home study social worker. Despite a rough beginning (look back to my first home study post if you’re curious about that), we really connected with her, and the final version of our home study was AMAZING! I was terrified going into it, and maybe even more so after our first meeting, but it all turned out so well. The home study is 30 pages, and really represents us and our story. Our home study social worker really took the time to get to know us, and worked very hard to make sure that she accurately reflected what we shared. I’m just so impressed and so thankful!!!
In addition to sharing the good news about our home study, there is MORE. I was asked to write a guest blog for Canada Adopts (an organization that advocates for adoptive families and offers adoption resources and support), and they published it! You can read it here if you’re interested. I’ve been asked to write another article as well – this writing stuff gets addicting – ha!
And our social worker is still in discussions with the team of the boy we inquired about. We are in a bit of a holding pattern as his team is still waiting on our home study before we can move forward. Then it’ll be a long process of gathering information and everyone making sure that this match will be successful and positive for everyone concerned. As our social worker once told us, “we want everyone to feel like they’ve won the lottery” – and I LOVED that way of putting it! Everyone involved should have the confidence moving forward that the match is right – so however long it takes, as long as it’s right that’s all that matters.
Maybe some more news soon?? I’ll keep you posted 🙂