What route (Foster Care adoption, domestic, international)? private adoption from long time friendWhere are you in the process right now (just thinking, home study, waiting for match, etc.) waiting for the upcoming adoption court dateAnything new and exciting happening this month in your process? we found out that we don't have to do a home study. We're really relieved since we were worried we wouldn't be able to afford it. We only had to interview with a social worker which we did on Friday. Now the final court date is in November.Any questions? any advice on what age to talk about adoption with a child?Any tips for the steps you’ve passed? I feel like our process was totally out of the norm so I don't really have any tips other than maybe make it known to people about looking to adopt. I didn't talk about it for a long time and if I hadn't of opened up about it to my friend she wouldn't have thought of me when looking for a family for her baby.GTKY (Get to know you) What are you planning to dress up as for Halloween? I've never celebrated Halloween before and I'm not sure I'm going to start. She's still pretty young so I don't think she'll mind.