We completed our fifth MAPP class last night. :-) Five down five to go. Things picked up in excitement last night. We got the info we need to go get our fingerprinting appointments scheduled. Michael is calling today to set those up. In addition to our usual weekly homework, we also got a good sized stack of profile paper work to complete before the end of the ten classes. General Family Profile, Individualized Family Profile, Michael and I each have to complete an Adult Personal Profile, then we have to complete a Child's Personal Profile for each of our girls. Each of the girls also has paperwork they need to complete on themselves and on what their expectations are of a new sibling. R wanted to do hers before school this morning. I told her it would take a little more time than she had but I'm glad she is so anxious to do it. So, lots to do in the next few weeks but we are very excited to be taking productive steps toward our adoptive home study.
Based on the information we have received in class this far the fingerprinting should be complete and returned to the agency by the end of March when we finish our MAPP classes. Our weekly homework and completed profiles are also due by then. At that point the home studies will formally begin with interviews in our home. I'm hopeful that our home study will be complete by the end of May 2012. I'm hesitant to put a date out there like that but I am hopeful that if we do what we are asked in a timely manner that our Family Adoption Specialist will also be proactive in getting through the process. Once our home study is complete we can begin the "formal" waiting stage to be matched with our son.