Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Next Step

We finished the PRIDE class and have submitted all of the paperwork. The next thing we will be waiting for is the referral forms to come back, the background checks from Colorado and Maryland to come back, and the appointments next week to get the TB tests done. In the meantime we might fill our time with some chicken pox. You never know...

After all of the above things have cleared then we'll have the homestudy, fire & health inspections, and the FBI fingerprinting and then we'll be licensed! As of right now we have decided to go ahead and do the dual licensing for foster care and adoption. While we plan on doing a matched adoption we found out that there are times that a legal risk may make sense. We have to be licensed for foster care in order to do a legal risk adoption.

Try as I might, I can't seem to stay off of the TARE website! I was a little sad today when I discovered that a sibling group that I had been planning to ask about is no longer listed. They were there last week, but they are gone now. I am sad for me, but I am happy that this means that they have a forever family :-)

In other news we found out that we can't post pictures of the kids until they are 100% legally ours. I was completely disappointed about that since I would have wanted to put pictures up here as soon as I found out who the kids are! But if you know me personally then I can email the pictures to you. I just can't post them here or on FB. Politics....

5 comments:

Amy Mantooth said...

We are so excited to watch your family go through each step and pray for you along the way! We are excited to some day meet the new Prathers!!!

Tiff said...

1. Politics SUCK.

2. You do not. I am so excited to hear that things are moving forward! I've been praying for your kids - and can't wait to meet them someday.

Sanders said...

what is a legal risk adoption?

Kim said...

Very interesting, as an adoptee, to read about adoption from the point of view of someone trying to adopt.

I know I can never consider it unless/until I come to terms with my own adoption issues!!

I'm the Momma said...

Kim, in your opinion, what is something that should be high on our priority list for things to talk to our children about?