- one sweet family - our journey to adoption and beyond -
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!