Thursday, June 12, 2014

Home Study #1: Check

Whoo hoo! We survived our first home study! That's exciting, right? Well, we think so. 

We met down in Des Moines for our first home study. I know, you're probably thinking "wait, if it's a home study, why wasn't it at your home?" Right, right. Well the first one is at the agency's office–I assume it's so we can meet our social worker before she comes straight into our home. 

The home study itself went really well. Here are the things she asked us:
  • Describe your personality.
  • Describe your hobbies.
  • Describe your house.
  • Why do you want to adopt? What's your story?
  • What does a typical day look like? 
  • What does a typical weekend look like? 
  • How do you celebrate holidays? 
  • Do you have any family traditions? 
  • How culturally diverse is your town/neighborhood?
  • Etcetera. . .
Honestly, I don't think we answered any questions that we haven't already covered with someone at Bethany or in our paperwork. 

While we were there, we went ahead and made our home study #2 appointment. We scheduled it for a week from today. Our social worker said she will need to meet with Adam and I together, then separate. She said she'll do a quick look around the house and then talk with us. So we'll see how that goes. 

Cheers to step 2.1! 


  1. I'm sure it's exciting to finally be in this stage of the process. Only a few more days to go for you for step #2! Congrats to you & your husband! I'm sure it will go great!

  2. Yes! Thank you! We're excited for this next well as a bit nervous again!


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