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Tonight we are attending our last class/meeting. This one is called "Adoption Prep." I'm not sure what to expect. Please pray that it goes well,whatever the content.
I also thought I would update you on our to-do list. The items I've marked through are complete. We still have much to do.
Things to arrange:
1. Make a designated sleeping space for future children.
7. Build a loft for the additional bed in the boys' room.
Things to buy/pay for
3. Background checks for regular visitors ($200+)
4. Dressers ($300)
5. Extra car seat ($150)
7. Buckner fees ($1,000)
8. TB skin tests for all ($250)
9. Get a bigger vehicle (???)
Drivers License Marriage Certificate (if applicable) Divorce Decree (if applicable) Death certificate of spouse (if applicable) Birth certificates Diploma or GED (all of them) Current liability insurance (auto) paycheck stubs or tax return 10 year residency form background check release
- FBI fingerprint criminal history clearance
DFPS history clearance DPS criminal history clearance
- TB skin test for all household members over age 1
pet vaccinations house rules (including rewards and consequences)
- health inspection (done by Buckner)
fire inspection Floor plan pictures of home exterior and surrounding areas home child-care plan home schedule (summer and the school year) evacuation plan tax return verification of health insurance will (you would think that with an attorney in the house we would already have this one taken care of. But the one we have is 8 years old and only lists one child. Time to update,dear!) proof of life insurance on husband and wife (50K minimum)
There's still much to do, but we ARE actually getting somewhere. It's crazy to think that we could have more children before summer. It may very well be longer than that, but it could happen. It's hard to plan any summer trips or even weekends to visit family or friends when you don't know what's going to happen. We trust that God's timing is perfect.