Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Home Study and Dossier Update!!

On Sunday, I met with my social worker (my last trip down to Victoria!) and the meeting went really well! On December 8th she will come and do our home inspection and finish up the educational aspect of the home study. After that she will write the home study, send it to the Executive Director and then send it back to me for a proof reading and then we will all sign it and it will be ready to go!

Now onto my dossier. I have started to collect the items that I need to collect for it and my hope is that it will be ready to go early in the new year. It was looking that it may take into the new year to find a specialist to complete my psychological evaluation but today I got a call and it looks like it will be complete by the end of this month.

My dossier checklist includes:

_____ Original Home Study (Expected to be done at Christmas)
_____ Hague Approval Letter (Agency will apply for this)
_____ Birth Certificate (Ready to Go)
_____ Original Criminal Records Checks (Will be doing in the next couple weeks)
_____ Medical Evaluation (DONE)
_____ Psychological Evaluation (Should be done this month)
_____ MCFD Prior Contact Check (DONE)
_____ 6 Family Photos
_____ Photocopy of Passport (Ready to Go)
_____ Immigration Pre-Approval (Will be applying in the next couple weeks)

Things are falling into place and God is providing each step of the way. The next fee I am saving for is my Bulgarian Agency Fee of $11,000 to $14,000 (waiting to hear the specific amount). 

Praise and Prayer Requests

  • Praise God for providing $12,710 (over a 1/3 funded)!!!!!
  • Providing a Psychiatrist to do my evaluation
  • God would continue to watch over and care for my son
  • That He would prepare my heart and mind for the months ahead
  • That my pre-approval to adopt from Immigration would be processed and not lost in the system
  • That God would bless those who are coming alongside of my and my future son 
  • That God would provide my next fees. 

Thank you for journeying with me. I am blessed! 

Much love,


  1. My regular dr completed the phych eval for our adoption for free...done at the same time as our medical was completed.

    1. I have heard that from a few people ...I am wondering if each different agencies have different guidelines...