We cannot begin to be considered for situations or anything until our homestudy gets updated and in NY (of course, stupid extra laws) we have to be "certified" by our county to be adoptive parents since it would be considered a private adoption. Price tag for that extra little piece of paperwork? -- $1,000. So I guess I need to get my butt in gear and begin listing more stuff on eBay.
We also spoke about situations that I (I don't say Kevin because he doesn't scour the internet like I do) hear about online or through email. She will be able to find out "the real deal" with these and act as our advocate. Which I think is FABULOUS. I don't know the right questions to ask nor do I know the laws in every state. So friends out there, who I know are reading this, please keep us in mind if you hear of a difficult-to-place situation at your agency or one you hear of privately. We want to help!
So tomorrow I begin calling around to get our homestudy updated. She did recommend someone who could do it for us and is very thorough. I hope she doesn't charge too much... We shall see!
Sorry for the non-stimulating post. But I promised to keep you all in the loop and I am! :)