Choosing Children: An Adoption Story

Application – wholy crap that was a lot of work!

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That’s it, that is our application finally going into the envelope. I remember when I first saw it I couldn’t believe that it took people six months to do this. I do bureaucracy for a living, I figured we’d fly through it… but no, there are all these small details that you need to go get and it did take us six months to complete the package.

Now I’m nervous about the stuff that was completed at the beginning. Since many of the check-ups and letters need to have been completed within the last six months there’s a small chance depending on when the package is processed that some could be invalid. Don’t need that.

C. shipped the package through work (yay free shipping!) which makes me sleep easier with the chance that Canada Post will be on strike as of tomorrow.

The next step is to confirm with the Adoption Worker that they have received the package. After that we should be paired with another Adoption Worker who will do six to eight visits with us. Some in-home, some together, some separate and this is the “homestudy”. We will also need to complete PRIDE training… which I originally thought would have something to do with diverstity training, but is something about Parenting Resources for Information, Development & Education.

If we make it through all of that then the Adoption Worker writes our assessment and we are ready for placement. That is where the real hair-pulling mind numbing waiting may begin.

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Written by BeagleSmuggler

June 14, 2011 at 9:00 am

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  1. Wow!! That’s more complicated than applications for a Mortgage

    dad

    June 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm


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