Monday, February 22, 2010

Homestudy Is Underway!

We had our first homestudy meeting with the social worker tonight, at the Catholic Charities office in Nashville. The initial meeting was primarily to get to know each other, and to go over the process and the paperwork checklist. We were given lots of forms to fill out prior to our next meeting, which will be an individual interview between David and the social worker late next week.

So far, we think the process is going well. We really like Amanda, our social worker. She has prior experience working for an adoption agency specializing in eastern European adoptions, so she will be a great source of information and encouragement. After David's interview next Thursday, we have our first home visit scheduled the following week, including Christy's individual interview.

We made some good progress today! We know we have just finished a 1/4 mile warmup of a full marathon...but you've got to start somewhere. And all things considered, we are 1/4 mile closer to Mindy.