I set up an appointment to meet with one of the social workers. My husband wasn't quite sure what hit him. His one comment about the idea of adoption turned into a full force crazy train!
We had our meeting today and things went so well. We were sent home with a packet of papers to fill out and fingerprints to get and a CPR class to sign up for. He already has his CPR certification from being a tennis coach.
The next steps are to get the house cleaned out. Panic sets in because there is just too much stuff here. It's one thing having too much stuff and having your own kids, but having too much stuff and asking to take care of other people's kids is something totally different. I guess the state has standards of what is acceptable and having to walk around buckets of fabric isn't good.
My normal way of cleaning is to throw everything into a bucket and throw that into the garage. Then, the goal is to go through the stuff in the garage later. However, later never comes and the house fills up again and now the garage is full.
So, looks like I will be making lots of trips to the thrift store and finally letting go of the excess to make room for what is important.
I appreciate your prayers as we begin this journey and look forward to the blessings God has for us.