Tuesday morning I wasn’t as jittery as the previous week. On our way down to the social service office we wondered what they could possibly want to know about us that they didn’t cover in the first interview. Evidently our childhoods are an important element for evaluating if we are suitable adoptive parents. For a solid hour they asked about our relationships with our siblings, our parents, and our extended families. They asked about where we lived, what our neighborhoods were like, what we liked to do as kids, what our adolescent years were like and what our teen years were like. They asked about what we learned from our parents that we would like to transmit to our own children. We laughed as we dug up old memories of pranks pulled on our siblings. Tears of gratitude moistened our eyes as we called to remembrance what our parents have instilled in us. We sighed in relief and smiled when they told us that the interview had come to a close.
Next week is a big one. Tuesday I will go in for a personal interview with the psychologist. Then Wednesday the psychologist will meet with DaRonn. Any day the social worker will visit our home. We both don’t have to be present for that, nor do our children. She just wants to see the space we have and the bedrooms. They didn’t mention an interview with the whole family. So that might happen, it might not. We are still waiting for them to give us the go ahead to present our blood work to the clinic they work with.
Thank you so much for all your prayers. They are really helping to keep things rolling smoothly. Here is the short list of prayer requests for this coming week:
- My psych eval.
- DaRonn’s psych eval.
- The home visit.
Thanks so much for walking alongside us in this process.