So what will happen during our first interview? Katie will get to see our house and determine if it's safe (read: not a death trap), stable (read: we actually live here and the pictures in the frames aren't of strangers), and healthy (read: all of our furniture isn't coated with a fine dusting of crack). I joke a lot here, but there are some important and valid legal items that'll need to get checked off. Aside from the checklist items, I'm sure Katie will chat and get to know us better.
From a counselor's viewpoint, these interviews are actually really important. So far, we've technically only had 1 meeting for two hours with Katie. While we've submitted loads of written information, it's important to get to know adoptive parents through face-to-face interaction. If you were a counselor evaluating and preparing an adoptive family to welcome a baby into their home, how many hours would you want to get to know them and make sure they're prepared?
- Application & Intake Interview
- Homestudy Interview #1 - April 9th
- Homestudy Interview #2