So our journey of adding to our family has reached another milestone moment. Our home study is done and we are now into the matching phase.
During this phase we review short bio profiles of children available for adoption. Our clinician then submits our home study to the caseworker of each child we think would be a good match for our family and who our family would be a good match for.
In the past we have called this phase “The Black hole phase”. Because you send your home study into the hole, but nothing ever comes back, not even light. No “Thank you’s” and no “No thank you’s”. Just the reassuring E-Mails from our adoption clinician telling us not to panic. Last time around we submitted on over 48 different profiles and we submitted on Jayme twice on two different profiles.
But, this time we know that we will send out dozens of home studies and never heard anything back. We are even ready for the heartache that comes when you do hear back and the information you get scares you away.
This time around there also seems to be a lot less profiles to review. The first time around, on day one, we submitted on 12 kidos. This time around we only found 4 that seemed to be a good match. Perhaps we are just more picky now, but we remember there was 2 binders full of kidos last time….