Thursday, October 22, 2009

Certified... or Certifiable?


 We are now being "officially" certified by the state to adopt.  For awhile we thought we may postpone this because we didn't know if we would be moving and there was just a lot going on.  Well, we may still move and there is still a lot going on, but it's full steam ahead anyway!   So although things are crazy hectic right now and a lot is up in the air we feel that the Lord still wants us to keep moving ahead with this second adoption so we are.  It is costing us $1,000 just for the certification process but it is worth it as it lasts for 18 months and will allow us to take a child into our home immediately regardless of where he or she comes from (attorney, agency, child services, the state, etc.).  The attorney was not comfortable considering us for anything because she feels we will be needed sooner rather than later and she does not want us to not have the certification process complete beforehand.  Already she has approached us about a case referred to her by a state agency!  Yikes.  It's all good though.

So yes, we may be certifiable but we'll also be fully certified!
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8 comments:

Leah said...

Congrats on being certified. :-D

Maura said...

Wow that's great! I can't believe you have to pay to get certified, it is so much different then foster to adopt. Yay, for having that out of the way. So what is the next step, you just wait for a placement or is there more paperwork, ect.?

Andi-bo-bandi said...

Thanks for your comment, Maura. :)

It is a NY state thing (the certification). Don't know where you are but NY is insanely, insanely, anal about adoption. For good and bad... :-/ Basically it is the same thing you would go through with an agency (the certification) or state if you are doing fost-adopt. It includes physicals and fingerprints, etc. If you are going through an agency they do all this for you. But if using an attorney or doing any other type of placement you do this through the state certification process. It's dumb. LOL

The cert. process takes about a month. Then we can take placement at any time!

Maura said...

That's exciting! We are in PA and they seem pretty relaxed about the whole adoption process. It might be our agency too. They are super helpful and streamline everything. Good luck! I hope that call comes soon for you!

HMK said...

Very exciting Andi! :)

Barrie said...

Very exciting! Looking forward to hearing the story unfold!

Maura said...

Tagged you on my blog, No pressure though.

Debbie B said...

Very excited for you! Anxiously waiting with you for your next little one to join your family.