Today was my first appointment with the social worker from the Home Study Agency. I already got the preliminary ok from the adoption agency and from Reece's Rainbow. This social worker was the last person I needed to get a "go" from. Needless to say, I was more than a little nervous.
I don't really enjoy talking to people I don't know. It's just not something I'm comfortable with. Fortunately, I can overcome this when I have something I am passionate about to talk about.
After locking myself in a stairwell and accidentally calling the local police department, we had a great meeting. She was very nice and very supportive. She was impressed with all the research I've done and all the resources I have lined up. (She will soon learn that when I want something, I throw myself into it until I get it.) She sent me home with some more paperwork and I got a huge to-do packet from the adoption agency in the mail today.
The next step is to get my fingerprints done and get FBI clearance. This shouldn't be a problem since I've been fingerprinted in at least 3 states in the last 15 years. Then, the paperwork and appointments go into full force. The good news is, the social worker can now send her preliminary ok to Reece's Rainbow. This will allow them to move my little girl's picture from "My Family Found Me" to "New Commitments." When that happens, I can officially claim her as my daughter and introduce her to all of you. I can't wait!!!