Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Home study renewal...it's a process

Oh ditzypants, what would our home study be with out you?
(likely, a more enjoyable experience)

Phone rings.
Ditzypants: Hi. I'm on your street but I can't find your house. Which side of the street is it on?
Me: Well, that depends where you're coming from.
Ditzpants: I'm at the intersection of your street and your cross street.
Me (looking outside): Well, again, that depends which way you're coming from, but do you drive a grey car?
Ditzypants: Yes.
Me: I can see your car. Just turn around, we're the brick house on the opposite corner.
*Much conversation ensues and after another 10 minutes, she arrives at our house*

Home study interview begins.
Ditzypants: So, this is a home study renewal?
Us: Yes.
Ditzypants: Have you heard from any birth mothers in the last year?
Us: Yes, two.
Ditzypants: Wow! That's terrific! What amazing news! I'm so happy for you!
Me in my head: Are you kidding me? Do you not know how this story ends? Do you see any babies in this house?



  1. I'm sorry. I effing hate when people can't do their job (in this case, with the sensitivity it requires).

  2. IT'S MADDENING! There were so many moments when we felt that all that was holding our homestudy up was our adoption counselor. Luckily we have two years here at our agency before we have to worry about renewal. I am sending you as many positive thoughts as I have. I hope things go smoothly from here on out. Now that she has found your house.