Friday, January 29, 2010

The List

Here is a list of paperwork we have to prepare so they can begin to process the update of our homestudy. Bear in mind that we are already approved as a resource family, and have completed three adoptions in a little over the past year.
  • Application (about 25 pages)
  • Autobiographies (long form and single page form)
  • 2 criminal record checks
  • 6 child abuse clearances
  • 2 FBI clearances
  • Physical exams
  • Five letters of reference
  • Letters from all household members
  • CPR/first aid for infant/child/adult
  • Copy of driver's license
  • Copy of car insurance
  • Copy of car registration
  • Copy of homeowner's/renter's insurance
  • Copy of marriage certificate
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Current water test
  • Copy of SS card
  • Copy of pay stub
  • Copy of credit report
  • Copy of educational certificates
  • Vaccinations of pets
  • 2-3 photos of family and home
Yup! That's how you get the ball rolling. Bear in mind that the child abuse clearances (6 for our fam) want you to list every address since 1975, and every person that you have had live in your home, with their full name, age, sex, and relationship to you. They let you attach additional sheets! Considerate of them, doncha think?!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I think it's great that you are adopting again- it's always a new adventure and you have so much to offer (and lose hahahahaha). Anyway, good for you.