Thursday, December 23, 2010

Home Study- Office Visit

Yesterday was a big day. Sparky and I had to drive up to Indianapolis to the adoption center's office for our first interview for the home study process. I was very nervous.
We left early this time ;o) and got there early enough to get Sparky some breakfast and go to the bathroom before going to the agency.
When we arrived they set us upstairs to the "yellow room." We waited a little bit before the lady came in. She answered any questions we had about the blue paperwork we needed to fill out before our next visit up there, and collected our Goldenrod colored paperwork that was due then. The goldenrod paperwork was just information about our families.
She asked Sparky about his maternal grandparents, his paternal grandparents, his parents, and his brother. How his grandparents helped influence the person he has become, what his relationship is like with his parents and his brother.
Then she asked Sparky what adjectives describe him, what sports and hobbies he was into in school up through college, what hobbies and things he enjoys now.
Then she asked me all of the same questions.
It wasn't that bad and only took an hour and a half instead of two hours. And we paid the large home study fee.

Sparky and I then went to Keystone at the Crossing since we were on the north side of Indy. We roamed in the stores and had a celebratory lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, where we did a lot of sharing. :o)

Here is Sparky, being himself. He was pretending he was drinking a large glass of milk at Crate and Barrel:

Next we went to my cousin's house to visit with her and her family. They took us out for a nice dinner at O'Charlie's. It was nice to get to catch up and visit!
Now, I just need to finish collecting Sparky's part of the paperwork before our next home study meeting in Indy on January 14th. Wish me luck!

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