We've got our official home inspection scheduled for next Wednesday! Hopefully we'll pass with flying colors (as far as I can tell, the only problems with our home are relegated to a closet door that sticks & two screw holes in the drywall that we should patch sometime), and then they'll take possession of our profile & 2 color copies, and we will start crossing our fingers that a birth mom picks us!
We've got all the money set aside for the next two phases of the adoption process, so whenever they call for it, we're ready to hand it over. The final phase we're still saving up for. We're thinking about doing some kind of a registry, kind of like a honeymoon registry, where we let people know that if they're thinking of giving us a birthday or Christmas gift, we'd like them to consider donating to our adoption fund ... but so far, the only registry I've found for this charges a hefty 12% fee!
If push comes to shove, we can liquidate some stock & then buy it back with any money we get back from the government during tax season for the following year, so we've got a solid Plan A ... I'd just rather avoid doing that if we can pay for it outright. Plan C would be to put it on a credit card ... but since we're trying to pay them off, I'd REALLY like to avoid that!
Anyhow, I'm feeling really excited about the process ... and after I go buy 2 more presentation folders this afternoon & slide the color copies in, we'll just be waiting for next Wednesday to roll around!