We will be having our home inspected and our adoption home study completed tomorrow. The home inspection is a walk-through of our house to confirm that all the expectations for child safety have been met. Decals on the windows, a week's worth of food, a carbon monoxide detector installed, and on and on.
After the inspection, we will be certified foster parents! We aren't planning on doing foster care anymore, but it is still a huge accomplishment. Also, it is helpful in gaining legal guardianship for the girls. Basically, it looks good on our resume. I have so much admiration and respect for any family who is certified to foster parent. It is such a rigorous process.
The adoption home study is basically a five-hour interview to find out all about you and your spouse and your pasts and your secrets and anything else they would like to know.
I'm excited. We've been working so hard to get to this day, and we have felt the Lord's guidance and grace continually. It's another big step along this sweet journey.