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She walked through the house and gave us a list of stuff to correct. She's coming back next Wednesday for the final walk thru and then she'll submit our paper work. After that the state will come through and do exactly what the social worker did...and then if they approve us we'll be licensed. she seemed pretty happy with everything.
BUT here's the bad news. well bad for us good for the kids i guess. Since December she hasnt had one phone call for a child under 6yrs of age (that didnt come with multiple siblings) She said the fact that we want a girl under 2yrs of age is really hurting our chances of adopting or even fostering. She said its possible it COULD happen but it would probably take a long time. She said our county has started pushing for more relative placements instead of foster placements which is really limiting the amount of younger kids coming into the system. If we were open to an older child..like 6 or older it would be a different story but we arent open to that. Dh doenst even want a child 6mths older than Bryar...so even a 2yr old is pushing it for him.
ugh..i dont know what we are going to do..probably get licensed and just wait i guess.
At least the ball is in motion! That is tough about the age thing... I too would want a younger child. I don't know too much about adoption, but is there anyway to widen the search or do they have to come from a closer area to you?
I'm so glad that things with the walk-thru went well. I am sorry to hear about the longer wait for your little girl. BUT... I do have to say that I think it WILL happen... it just has to. You have the perfect bedroom and everything!!!
Yet another wonderful siggy by HeatherW.... thank you so much!!!
out door cat needed a rabies shot
banister needed finished - we knew this but last weekend my SIL and best friend had babies! so we were busy
and a couple of forms needed fixed
we might have problems with our water heater..its in the bathroom and she said we may have to build something to go around it...so thats up in the air...also we have 1 railing going upstairs..seh said the state might want 2..one on each side...
but that was it, everything else we already had done, child proofing, knives put away, all meds locked up, ect.
Sounds like you are on a roll, and I'm sorry the news isn't better for quicker placement, but I agree with Brandi... that sweet little gal is waiting for you guys and I hope it isn't long before you get to meet her!
__________________ Gwynne, celebrating the newest of our four precious miracles Hat's off to Vicki for my cute siggy, thank you!