The first home study visit went very well today. Our social worker, Maria, was very kind and put us at ease right away. We spent about an hour and a half telling her about ourselves, explaining why we were interested in adoption, and looking around our home. We also completed the initial paperwork specific to Illini. We then scheduled our next 3 visits. It looks like we should have a rough draft of the home study by July 6!
We have a few ‘homework assignments’ to complete by the next visit, but nothing major. We will complete one more short online training, purchase a first aid kit, and purchase child safety locks for certain areas of the home.
For those of you that are wondering, Kizzie was wonderful! We did not hear a word from her throughout the entire visit. We were pretty stunned by this, but she didn’t meow, growl, or hiss the entire time Maria was here : )
So, thank you everyone for your prayers for this process to this point. Everything seems to be going smoothly and we are thrilled to pieces! We will keep you posted on the next few visits.