Sunday, October 10, 2010

Officially Applying

I just put the stamp on the envelope containing our Adoption Intake Form for the Adoption Support Center of Indianapolis.
I will take the envelope to the mailbox tonight and lift the little flag on the box for the mail carrier to take it in the morning. I hope s/he doesn't lose it.
I know this is only the beginning of the long process. There will be many more envelopes, many more stamps, and many more trips to the mailbox.
After the agency gets our paper indicating our interest they are supposed to call us (I think) to get us scheduled for an Information Seminar. At the seminar we will learn about the different adoption options (although I believe I have already researched the life our of all of the options. At least Sparky will learn new information). The only problem is that the Information Seminars take place on Wednesday mornings for three hours. Who has informational meetings on Wednesday mornings? Don't most adoptive families work?
So I suppose, unless we are booked during Christmas vacation, we will both have to take a half day off work.


Anonymous said...

I remember being told on the phone by another adoption agency that they would only answer questions at the informational meeting and that we had to attend that meeting because they could make individual meetings for all potential adoptive parents. When I explained that I worked weekends and was there any other time that we could go, I was informed that if I wanted to adopt, I had no choice. You know, I never regretted not using them ASC is AWESOME. If it is a huge issue for you to get off work, let them know that. They are so helpful. I have been, am, and will continue to pray for you!
Love you!

Anonymous said...

I agree. ASC is awesome. We did take days off work to attend meetings and classes but obviously it was worth it. Good luck with everything. You'll be approved and waiting before you know it.

Hagen's Hope said...

Good luck!!!!