We completed our home study! A home study is a long process of working through heap loads of paperwork and interviews with a social worker and adoption agency in order to determine a couple's ability to parent a child. Now that the home study is complete, we can finally announce this journey with you!
We are officially only waiting for finances at this point. For the first round of payment, we will need about $13,000.00. This payment will help us to be able to submit our family profile book (Aubs already finished this) and go "live" in order for an expectant mama to match with us. Once we are in the waiting pool to be matched, anything can happen. We could be matched quickly-within months or it could take a year+. We expect the situation with COVID and also abortion clinics being closed down to increase the demand for adoptions in 2020.
We are choosing to do a newborn cross-cultural adoption, so we will most likely be matched with an expectant mama from a different ethnicity, race or culture. We also do not have a preference on gender. Usually, the fewer preferences we have on an adoptive child, the faster it happens. We have specifically chosen an agency with cross-cultural adoptions as the heart of their mission. An expectant mama will match with us behind the scenes, and we will come alongside that mother to support her and usher our child into this world. The whole process is wild and exciting! We can't wait to see what all happens. Thank you for following along with us!
-Aubs and Matthew
Written by Aubrey and Matthew Herron