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February 25th, 2009, 06:41 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
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Not sure if anyone will know any answers to this but i figured its worth a shot. The adoption unit in my state recieved my application. The cori came back and mine was perfect.But i live with my mother and she had a dui about 16 years ago.I DID write this on the application.Didnt want them to think i was hiding it.They said it puts her in a different category and because she is in the home they need to try to waive it before home inspection even starts.They also said its alot harder and more work for us to do.Like proof of treatment and stuff.She didnt need treatment.She is not an alcoholic.We were out at an xmas party and she had maybe 3 drinks.I am not saying it was ok it wasnt.But it was a fluke thing and she got pulled over.She could not drive for 3 months and had classes to go to which she completed.Does anyone know how this is going to impact an adoption? What the mean by more work on my part? And is it true they can waive things like that?
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February 25th, 2009, 08:48 PM
SarahBethsMommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I'm sorry I don't know the answers. If she has proof that she did all that required and shows her good driving record since that incident I can't imagine they'd hold that forever! I hope they don't!

Good luck and keep us posted!

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February 25th, 2009, 09:22 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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I don't know either. Nobody's perfect, though. If everyone got arrested for everything they'd ever done, there would be a LOT of arrests out there, ya' know? Like you said, it was a fluke. Yeah, it was stupid, but it was a long time ago. Surely a human being will look at the apps on a case by case basis before tossing them all out the window, right?
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February 28th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Jessa78's Avatar Super Mommy
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to all of the above.

It sounds like your worker is going to fight for you, too. I wish you the best of luck!
Jessa, married to Blake these past fourteen years. Beginning the adoption process.

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