Thursday, March 12, 2009

Who's-its and What's-its Galore

We have moved on to the next phase of the adoption!
This past week, we went up to Indianapolis to have our interviews--couple and individual--with our adoption worker. Of course, we stressed it out way too much, and it was really very simple. The guy is really nice to talk to, and it was very easy going and friendly. The worst part was that we checked several sources and somehow still got bad information about what time zone Indianapolis is in (Eastern, in case you were wondering) and showed up 30 minutes late instead of the 30 minutes early we had planned. Luckily they didn't have any other interviews that day so it all worked out fine.
Connor, who has been dragged on trip after trip to see doctor after doctor, kept saying we were going to Cincinapolis. We finally convinced him of the true name, and now he randomly says, "I want to go to Indianapolis" about once a day. So I guess he had a good experience too.
Then yesterday, we had our home visit. Luckily, with the house being for sale we are used to picking everything up and just where to put it. And since we already have a child, everything was already thoroughly baby-proofed, so it was a breeze as well. Sweet Sharon Leezer, the adoption specialist for our stake, came over and stayed with me while he was here to have two women in the house so it wasn't just me and our adoption worker (agency rules).
So now, we have to create a website that talks about us and our family, as well as paper copies of the same thing. We have to put together pictures of us, as well as answer "What do you think about..." and "Who would you..." and "If you could..." type of questions. And then from there once everything is approved and the home study is written up, we are ready to be selected! So, my question is if anyone has any suggestions about digital scrapbooking. I guess that is how most people do the paper sheets. I have done just a tiny bit of stuff--mostly for the blog, but I think I am going to need to know more.
Wish us luck!

5 comments:

Megan La Rue said...

Good Luck!!
I'm glad that things are going so well so far...
I don't know anything about digital scrapbooking, so I'm no help...

Davis and Carter's Mommy said...

Congrats on your progress, you sound like you are breezing right through it. I already mentioned this on facebook, but I like scrapblog.com. It's a cheaters version of digital scrapping--use the premade layouts and just insert your photo--all the headers from my blog are from there.

Heather said...

Hey Kristen!
I'm not sure of where you two are exactly, but if you gave my sister a call I'm sure she'd be MORE than happy to let you use her scrapbook program. We all got an AWESOME one for Christmas and it's easy to use! Good luck with the process! Email me if you need Laura's number: heather@bornclassified.com

Carrie said...

How exciting!! I've been keeping you guys in my prayers--if I hear of any birth mothers, I will definately recommend you!

The Welborn Family said...

Wow, you guys are moving right along on your adoption-how exciting!! I'm not sure about digital scrapbooking, but my sister-in-law gave me a calendar for Christmas from Shutterfly.com. Apparently you can do scrapbooks as well and it's super easy.