Thursday, January 15, 2015

The New "Life of a Scalzi"!!!!

Welcome to the newish blog! I didn't want to start another blog, because that would mean I had FOUR blogs, three of which would never get touched. So instead we're revamping Life of a Scalzi for a whole new purpose: Adoption. It's an adoption blog!!! #GoodTimes. We have recently begun the process of becoming parents in the great state of Utah. We met with our case worker on Tuesday and have started our home study. "What is a home study?" I'm so glad you asked. It's a monthish-long process where someone comes and scrutinizes everything about where you live, your family, your marriage.... everything. And that's pretty much only the first step. We also have to get background checks with the state and the FBI. We also have to pay lots of money. All so we can be considered suitable parents. Everybody should have to take this test. It'll be worth it! (You can also look here if you're really interested in learning more.)

There is so much paperwork involved in adopting. I had to type up answers to a questionnaire about myself and my family. Do you know how many pages it took? SIX. Technically I printed out seven pages, but that seventh page has three-and-a-half lines. So I typed up six pages. At least that means I'm not the only one with homework caaaaaauuuuse... someone has to read that stuff.

Anyway! Here it is. If you're interested in keeping up with our happenings, this is the place. Thank you to everyone who has helped us thus far and taken such an interest in this part of our lives. This private adoption thing is stressful and a big fat waiting game, but I'm sure we can all work together and make it work. Now..... let's get out there and find us a baby!

The Happy Couple