Friday, June 3, 2011

Home Study Madness!!

Hey everyone! I am sorry for the delay between posts.  I have already been scolded by my mother and brother for waiting so long to update!  Hopefully you all will forgive me!  haha  We have been very very busy in the last few weeks.  Leah is winding down her first year of teaching at Hardin, Super Summer is coming up in about 8 days, and youth camp is the week after that!  Add all of that to the mound of paperwork associated with the home study and dossier process for the adoption, and you can see why we have not had time to update!  I am going to remedy that now!

This Saturday, our social worker is coming over to complete the home visit part of the home study.  This has been an area of concern for us over the past few weeks.  We really have no idea what to expect.  I understand that our social worker will look around our home.  She will take photos of the rooms in our home.  She will photograph the yard.  All of this to ensure that Jonah will have plenty of room to live and play.  She will also complete a fire safety checklist. We currently have no smoke detectors!! (Guess what I will be doing tomorrow??!!)  The visit is going to happen at 5 pm, so I am planning on cooking dinner for her in hopes of winning her over with pork loin and baked potatoes!  Always works on me! 

Our social worker is named Cathie.  We really like her.  We actually chose her agency to complete the home study because she was so easy to talk to on the phone.  The good thing about Cathie is that we feel like she cares about our adoption as much as we do.  That is really big for us.  We have cleaned, we have baby proofed, we have gotten the dogs groomed.....we think we have thought of everything!  Hopefully we have! 

We may not know what to expect, but we know who is in control.  It is so easy to get hung up in the details and forget that a sovereign God is at the helm. We can only do as much as we can do, we have to rely on God to spin it in motion, and he has never failed to do what he says he is going to do.  We feel so privileged to have been chosen by God to be family for this child who, otherwise, would not have one.  God knit (or will knit) our son together in his biological mothers womb with Leah and I in mind.  That is an awesome thought!  Continue praying for us and we will update you guys, letting you know how the home visit goes!

Your support means the world to us,

Cory and Leah


  1. GOOD LUCK!!! You 2 will make great Parents :)

  2. Our prayers and thoughts are continuously with you, Leah, & Jonah! God will handle the details, a couple with hearts like yall's would be a blessing for any child!!!

  3. Leah, so excited for you guys!!!! After having 3 really rough pregnancies, I can still say adoption is just as hard if not harder...definitely not for the faint of heart. BUT if it's something God has put into your WILL happen and WILL work out. So excited for you guys. Congratulations!!!!! looking forward to following your journey.