Orientation Day


I attended the Foster to Adopt ORIENTATION last night.  I have to say, I am pretty excited to finally be taking steps towards having a baby.  We are looking to adopt an infant up to 1 year in age.  At the Orientation they tried to scare me with horrid stories. Arrrr Once I got beyond the scary part, the social workers handed me a HUGE intimidating packet to fill-out.  Once we hand in our "completed packet," we will begin the 10 week classes for the Fos-Adopt program through CPS aka Child Protection Services. 

Time Table
Licensing    6 Months
Waiting period  5 Months
Honeymoon (waiting for adoption process to start)  5 Months
Adoption Process 1 Year
total time: 2 years 4 months (YIKES)

Right now this looks like our best opportunity, however, we are open to suggestions or options you may have.  If you know of anyone who needs help finding a mommy and a daddy for a baby, please let us know. Thank you.



LindsyV said...

Chris & Shawna,

Just saw this - and SOOO excited for your process!!! You both will make wonderful parents!!!! My friend has helped in CASA and said it was sooo rewarding! I will keep my ears open for other opportunities for you!!! Thinking of you both and sending big hugs!!! xoxo

Nan Paddon said...

I just saw this too! So excited for you both! Sending love and warm thoughts your way as you take this next step!

Martine Irene said...

I just saw this too!! Shana hasn't updated her blog for a long time...so, I don't go on blogger much!! How exciting, Shawna!! I'm very happy for you guys!!