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Homestudy tomorrow- advice?

Hey ladies! We have our foster/adoption homestudy tomorrow and I am looking for any tips, thing syou wish you had done but forgot, things you wish you had but didnt... the whole works! Any advice you can spare would be much appreciated! Thanks and GL
"Live your life with no regrets and you won't miss so much of it looking back."
Me: 26 DH:31
After a m/c, a year of failed treatments with an RE, and a failed surrogacy option, we are grateful to open our home, heart, and lives to foster children.
We are hoping to adopt when the timing is right.
Come on forever child- find us! :)
P/SAIF DEFINATELY welcomed!!!
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Re: Homestudy tomorrow- advice?

  • I don't have any real advice except to try to relax, When I had mine, I felt as though my house had to be perfect and in reality that isn't what they are looking for.  Just be yourself and show them how great of a parent you will be and what you have to offer a child.  You should do just fine.  best of luck.
  • Relax... it's much easier than you would imagine!  And remember that any deficicies aren't reasons you can't fost/adopt.  Rather they are areas you need to correct first for safety.  Have fun...
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  • Thank you both! Thanks to this forum I have allowed myself not to stress too much about every single thing being dusted, etc... we just moved and most everything looks great but what isn't quite done... they are just going to have to accept or come back when its finished I guess...
    "Live your life with no regrets and you won't miss so much of it looking back."
    Me: 26 DH:31
    After a m/c, a year of failed treatments with an RE, and a failed surrogacy option, we are grateful to open our home, heart, and lives to foster children.
    We are hoping to adopt when the timing is right.
    Come on forever child- find us! :)
    P/SAIF DEFINATELY welcomed!!!
    [IMG]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l181/lady_chance_99/4.jpg[/IMG]<img src=http://i40.tinypic.com/nvy0c8.jpg>
  • It is really not nearly as scary as I originally thought.  She made sure we had smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, and that our cleaning products and alcohol were out of a child's reach.   
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    Relax and be yourselves.  I didn't overprepare by any means, but our CW didn't even check the few things I did!  (fire extinguishers, smoke detectors working, made cookies, etc.)
    Todd & Kristin, 3.10.07

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    I don't have any real advice except to try to relax, When I had mine, I felt as though my house had to be perfect and in reality that isn't what they are looking for.  Just be yourself and show them how great of a parent you will be and what you have to offer a child.  You should do just fine.  best of luck.

     

     

    This... I was totally freaked out for ours and it wasn't scary at all. You will do great! 

    Unable to conceive due to emergency hysterectomy 11/04 Started our adoption journey 4/11 9/29/11- Officially waiting! 5/29/12- Our little boy is born and goes home with us the next day :-)
  • Thank you all for the support... It's a little after 2am here and I am still up because I have two cribs I need to put together or I will never get any sleep. The funny thing is that I know they don't have to be put together for us to get licensed but I feel like they will have more assurances that we are capable if I can show them that I am ready for the call... or they can just bring a kid with them... since they are on their way and all... j/k I figure if I can just get the cribs, swing, exersaucer, put together, and clothing bins put in our closet, I should be pretty much done... That should only take.... like three hours? Maybe four? I hope sleep deprivation doesn't count against you in the home study! LMFAO
    "Live your life with no regrets and you won't miss so much of it looking back."
    Me: 26 DH:31
    After a m/c, a year of failed treatments with an RE, and a failed surrogacy option, we are grateful to open our home, heart, and lives to foster children.
    We are hoping to adopt when the timing is right.
    Come on forever child- find us! :)
    P/SAIF DEFINATELY welcomed!!!
    [IMG]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l181/lady_chance_99/4.jpg[/IMG]<img src=http://i40.tinypic.com/nvy0c8.jpg>
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