On Thursday I received my adoption training binder and study guide. I was sooooooo excited! I would have received it sooner but there was a change in fees so I had to pay the difference first. The first day I had it I completed the first two units and the journal entries for them as well. As I thought I definitely prefer this style over the in person classes. Sure the in person classes are faster, a few days and done, whereas this is probably going to take me a bit longer, but I really feel like I'm getting more out of this than I did with in person classes. It makes me think about many different issues and reflect on what I would do in certain situations. It's also nice to have time to just sit, read, and take in the information at my own pace. I have five more units to do and I'm hoping to have them completed by the end of February.
As for the rest of my homestudy paperwork I received my police clearance in the mail the other day. Now I'm just waiting for my Alberta child registry check as well as my Ontario check. Then I just need my tax information (which I should be getting very soon) and my medical check completed. I was hoping to have it done with my dossier medical check but since it is looking like I won't be able to afford to submit my dossier as soon as I would like it make more sense to complete the check while on break in April. That is the same time as I will have having my psychological assessment completed. That way after all those are done I will officially be finished with my homestudy paperwork and will be able to have my visits as soon as I can afford to! YAY! That means that I should be able to in June. When I met with the agency in August they said that I would just have two longer visits instead of four shorter ones to cut down on travel fees and that they should be able to complete them on back to back weekends. That mean I should have the report being written by the end of June and then approval around October! So excited! I obviously wish things could be done faster but there is only so fast I can save money and pay fees and since I know everything will happen eventually I might as well just focus on getting things done as I can.
I am 30, single, vegan, and been on my journey to becoming a single mother since 2013. I have struggled with infertility and I am now on the path to international adoption of a little girl with Down syndrome. Come join me on my journey to becoming a mother!