Friday, February 13, 2009

We have a final inspection date!!!

In what seemed like forever, we finally have our final state inspection scheduled for 2-23 - Frank's b-day! What a great birthday present.

This is the last step before we are licensed for foster care / adoption.

And ------- once this inspection is done, it should only take a few days to actually be licensed.

We can get a placement anytime after we are licensed. So, this is really happening.

OMG, I am super excited!!!!!

This last inspection will be very detailed, but I know we are ready for it. The inspector seems like a great woman, super nice on the phone. But, I am sure I will be a nervous wreck until then. Our house is always tidy (AKA - home inspection ready lol); but I will make sure it is super tidy. A bunch of people have suggested to not make your house perfect - because the inspector will see that as an issue. I guess they think you might freak out if there are messy kids in the house.

It is not like I will not clean my house, or leave things out on purpose, but I am not gonna stress out if my house is not super clean. Guess what, people live here, so if there is mail on the counter, or clothes in the laundry room, it is really not a big deal.

Probably the ONE thing I will do that I would not normally do is make my bed. Yup, you read that right - on most days, the bed is unmade....could I fail for that, probably not, but I know she will be in my room, so the bed will be made lol

I of course will keep this blog updated, but, PLEASE send "good final inspection" vibes my way!

5 comments:

Leah said...

You will pass with flying colors! No doubt!! How much fun is this? The thoughts of bringing a child into our lives is so exciting, huh? Can't wait to see how this unfolds!! YAY!!!

CabbagePatch123 said...

I'm sure you will do great! I am so excited for you. I have been following your blog because we started the process about the same date. I started pride on 11/1. My agency will send my file over next week hopefully. I'm sooooo glad it looks as though Office of Licensing IS required to set up an inspection date within 30 days. Good for you!! Go shopping and buy something cute for the baby/child.

Kristen said...

I'm so incredibly excited for you! What have they told you might happen first...a foster situation or an adoption situation. Care for me to do a final inspection gig? LOL

ASHLEY said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING SO CLOSE. YOUR INSPECTION WILL MAINLY HAVE TO DO WITH SAFETY CONCERNS AND HAVING ENOUGH SPACE FOR A CHILD AND THEIR BELONGINGS. IN MY STATE IF YOU LIVE IN A TWO STORY HOME THEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE EMERGENCY EXIT LADDERS. WE ALSO HAD TO HAVE FIRE EXTINGUSHERS, SMOKE ALARMS, ETC. I AM SURE YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS.I USED TO FOSTER BEFORE HAVING MY OWN. HOPE YOU GET A PLACEMENT REALLY SOON.

Notwifezilla- Jackie said...

Yeah! I'm so happy to hear about this! Hopefully everything goes smoothly and Colin gets a sibling or two soon.
BTW, thanks for the note about Colin's hemangioma. I keep finding out more and more children have them which makes me feel better about hers.

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