We got approved by our adoption agency and have been working hard at getting stuff filled out and sent in. SO.MUCH.PAPERWORK! So far we have been really pleased with our agency, they are really great at helping us and answering all of our random questions.
Because we are working with an agency that is in America they will send a case worker to our home here in India. He is planning on coming in mid October. Thankfully, there is another family in Sri Lanka who is also in the process and we will get to split the costs of this trip with them and potentially another family.
We are so excited and nervous about the home study. I had a little freak out because our apartment only has one bedroom and the home that our case worker comes and approves is the one you have to be living in when you finally get your child. So, I started panicking that our house would not pass a home study because we don't have a separate room specifically for the baby. We emailed him and he told us that is fine. Our living area is really big and we are planning on partitioning a part of it off as the baby's room.
Even though I was relieved, I have been feeling really bothered by the thought that we don't have a room for our baby. I had this "American" picture in my head of a cute little baby room...that is a totally different post I should write on expectations and things I think I need. So, yeah it has been a little rough for me wanting a "better, nicer" house.
In the midst of my "house is no good" crisis, a couple girlfriends came to visit for my birthday. They were awesome. They reassured/convinced me that my house is actually great and making a home for a baby is not about some cute baby room. Funny how quickly and dramatically I forgot that. Girlfriends who can speak truth to you are the greatest!
That's the latest on baby Hartsfield!! Can't wait for that sweet little thing to be a part of our family.