Well, we got the first round of finger printing done today. In the state of IL, each adoptive family has to be DCSF certified as a foster home. Our DCFS application will go in the mail on Monday and it is our goal to have our homestudy paperwork in the mail by Wednesday! I think I have spent over 7 hours just on the homestudy paperwork alone. In the meantime, we are waiting for our certified birthcertificates and marriage certificates to come in. This whole process is doing a lot of paperwork and then waiting! It is exciting though to know their is a wonderful gift waiting for us in the end!
On another positive note, I passed the 2 teacher certification tests for the state of IL!!! I have one more to take at the end of the month! I told Troy we better not be moving for a LONG time!
We also survived the tornados that went through the Midwest last Sunday evening. Luckily, no damage was done to our property. We just had our electricity out for 8 hours! About 1/2 mile from our place received lots of damage! Thank God Jack is OK, especially since we were not home! He is such a big boy!