"Take an action each day that alleviates suffering in the world. Bring light into darkness."
-Angeles Arrien

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
--- Richard Bach

I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody [to no one]
--Mother Teresa

We were not separated at your birth.
It was the moment at which we began our journey toward each other
-Nancy McGuire Roche

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

" The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step"- Lao Tzu

Well we took our first step . We took the 2 hour drive (each way) to meet with the social worker. We handed inthe application and application fee. We spent about 2 hours in a meeting with a few other families reviewing all the documents needed for homestudy. They gave us a 1" binder full of documents. Maryland is very strict with the process. You follow the same process as a daycare provider or foster family (Plus more).

It is very overwhelming. Sometimes I wonder if I am insane for choosing this path. If I was not so sure this is something we were meant to do, I might turn around and run like crazy. Nobody should ever doubt the dedication and of an adoptive parent. There is nothing easy about this whole process.

I scheduled appointments this morning and filled out paperwork all day( And I don't feel like I am much closer to getting anything done)

-Scheduled girls physicals for Medical Form( Can not see then until early November,Hope this does not hold up our Home study
-Fire Marshall inspection next week
- Cat and Dog go to Vet in morning to get Booster Vaccines (Oh MY, Process has even affected the animals)
-Hopefully going to pikesville tomorrow to get first set of fingerprints done
- Need to renew license and pull MVA records tomorrow(I know mine is clean!!HINT, HINT Husband)

The journey has begun!!

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