We have our homestudy approval!! Woo Hoo! Now we are told that we will be on "The List" in November. I will ask next week when we sign the homestudy what the approximate referral time is, but today I am rejoicing in the fact that we are approved! I had no worries really about being approved, I just knew how "scary" the thought of a homestudy is. To all you potential adoptive parents out there...homestudies are really nothing to be scared about. I feel like I have a strong bond with our social worker and am blessed to have her sharing in our journey.
I don't know how long the wait will be, but I know now that I can start to change my spare room into a nursery. Hopefully, this and my classes will help the time to referral fly by, I know the real wait will begin once the referral is accepted and we have to wait for our little one to come home in our arms.!!!
I'm so elated that this is the process I chose to pursue instead of Invitro, this journey is so right for my family. I can't imagine doing fertility treatments anymore...my sadness has been lifted!
Our baby will be joining us next year sometime!