This past weekend we had our home study completed for our adoption. We were both incredibly nervous about it in the days leading up to it. Why? I guess just we were just nervous about the unknown. We had been told by plenty of people that we didn't need to worry, and we tried not to...but we still did. We scurried around our little house, making sure everything was in it's proper place, windows were spotless, floors were swept and scrubbed, every dust bunny was captured. We lit "homey" smelling candles in every room, gave the dog a bath, straightened every bed pillow 3 or 4 times. Needles to say, we went a bit crazy! :)
Lisa, our caseworker spent a total of 3.5 hours with us over the course of 2 days, and not once did she check for dust bunnies! She used her time to learn all she could about us to finalize our profile to be sent to the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) for approval. We had been told what to expect time and time again, so why were we so consumed with making things appear "perfect?" I guess we (like most adoptive parents) wanted to be presented as the best parents/family we possibly could be, so I guess there's no shame in our frantic antics, just went a little overboard!
I'm so thankful for the way the weekend turned out. Lisa was such a friendly, easy-going person to meet with; she made us feel so comfortable during the entire interview session. We couldn't have planned a more positive outcome. Thank you for all of your prayers for us over the past week, we feel so blessed to have such caring friends and family. Our babe is going to be so loved!