Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Process

And.......I'm back. Wow work has been crazy lately. I worked on our foster care application while I was  on nights and Jonathan has finished filling out the parts that I couldn't. I'm pretty sure the main application is finished. Now we send it in and wait. Hopefully we can take classes next month. They said that the process can take as long as we want basically. We have to have a home study, home health and fire inspection, Jonathan needs to be CPR/First Aid Certified, we have to have background checks and fingerprints done all before we can be licensed. Whew, that's a lot of stuff. The application packet is HUGE!!!! We are really looking forward to this. Last night we discussed the age ranges of children we would be comfortable with as well as the disabilities we would be comfortable with. Those are hard questions to think about. We know that lots of children need a home and that older kids are the ones that are the hardest to place but I think I understand why. We have agreed to allow newborn to 14 year olds with no or some disabilities. We don't want to accept very medically fragile children. It's not fair to ask Jonathan to have to adapt to that life style, plus, I see children like that at work everyday and I can't see them at home too, they make me sad.  We are going to take the teenagers on a case by case basis. I am not very sure of my abilities to parent a teenager at this point in my life, but if God wants us to have a teenager then we will take them. We are soon going to be cleaning the office out to make room for the guest bed so we can turn the guest room into the kids room. We are looking for furniture and toys/books to have on hand. I feel like we are pretty prepared for a baby since we have sippy cups, a high chair, diaper bag, changing pad, etc from having Andrea here so often.

On a different note: My fertility specialist started me on Metformin to help me ovulate. Once I got past the side effects it hasn't bothered me too much. I just started taking another round of Clomid and hopefully we will ovulate and conceive soon :)


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