Hubby just sent all of it via email to our home study provider! Whoohooo!!!! Here's what all was included:
- Birth certificates
- Marriage license
- Hubby's autobiography
- My autobiography
- Hubby's "Me As A Person" (two-page list of questions about yourself)
- My "Me As A Person"
- Our Transracial/Transcultural inventory (one-page list of questions)
- Financial statement
- Most recent tax information
- Releases for criminal background/sex and violent offender registry checks (for me and Hubby)
- Releases for Child Protective Services history checks (for all five of us)
So, the remaining steps (as I understand them...and I could totally be missing something!):
- Medical exams (including TB tests) for all five of us - scheduled for next week
- Blood work and urinalysis for me and Hubby - scheduled for this week
- Employment letter (they get this for us from Hubby's employer)
- 4 Reference letters (they get these from the references we gave them)
- Local Police and Sheriff record check (we have to go to our county sheriff's office and request something that states we do not have a record.)
- The home visit (which we've been told will take a big part of one day)
That's it! We just have to wait for all of our approvals and then once our home visit takes place, she said it would take a couple of weeks for our social worker to put it all together. They will send us and OFA a draft, we make any necessary changes, and then we're ready to put together our I600A (petition to US Gov't to allow us to adopt)! After that's done, we start putting together our dossier (documents necessary to send to Congo) and wait for our referral!
So like I said, this is just the first round of paperwork, but I'm glad we're on our way!!
We're coming, babies!!! Mommy and Daddy love you so much and can't wait for you to be home with us!!!