Adoption

Updated Dossier Checklist and New Homestudy Checklist

1.            Photos

*6 reflect family life

*1 of us together

*1 of Randy

*1 of Me

*6-8 of the interior and exterior of our home

2.  Passport Photos

3.  Letter of Intent to Adopt

4.  Dossier Family Profile Summary Form

5.  Police Clearances

6.  Marriage Certificate

7.  Birth Certificates of Applicants

8.  Home study

9.  Health Examination

10.  Physical Assessment

11.  Psychological Assessment

12.  Employment Letter

13.  Financial Statement

17.  Taxes (most recent 1040 federal tax form)

18.  Bank Statement

19.  Copy of CIS Approval, or I171H

20.  Photocopies of Passports

21.  Resume

22.  Reference Declarations

23.  Post-Adoption Agreement

24.  Guardianship Designation

25.  Guardianship Statement

Below is what I have completed so far (they aren’t notarized, but we will do almost all the notarizing at one time):

1.            Photos

*6 reflect family life

*1 of us together

*1 of Randy

*1 of Me

*6-8 of the interior and exterior of our home

2.  Passport Photos

3.  Letter of Intent to Adopt

4.  Dossier Family Profile Summary Form

5.  Police Clearances

6.  Marriage Certificate

7.  Birth Certificates of Applicants

8.  Home study

9.  Health Examination-scheduled for Nov. 19th

10.  Physical Assessment-scheduled for Nov. 19th

11.  Psychological Assessment-scheduled for Nov. 19th

12.  Employment Letter

13.  Financial Statement

17.  Taxes (most recent 1040 federal tax form)

18.  Bank Statement/Bank Letter

19.  Copy of CIS Approval, or I171H

20.  Photocopies of Passports

21.  Resume

22.  Reference Declarations-still missing 1:4

23.  Post-Adoption Agreement

24.  Guardianship Designation

25.  Guardianship Statement

We also received the packet for our Homestudy.  Below is the checklist and our progress on it.

Initial Packet for Fingerprinting/Background Check:

1.  Fingerprinted at local police department

2.  Signed Information Release Waivers

3.  $49 check

Second Homestudy Packet:

1.  Personal Data Information (these are long answer questions for the social worker)

2.  Financial Statement

3.  Medical Reports-scheduled for Nov. 19

4.  Directions and map to our home

5.  Statement of Insurance

6.  Authorization for Release of Information-Employment Verification release

7.  I600A form

8.  Parents in Process Adoption Preparation Classes-scheduled for Dec. 6-7

A lot of these items just need to be notarized, we are waiting on someone to return them from us, or are waiting on our appointment times.  With the holidays creeping up on us I am very concerned we won’t get our homestudy done before Christmas like we had hoped, but who knows.

To our understanding the I600A and the PIP Classes don’t have to be completed in order to do our actual homestudy where the social worker visits our home.  So there is still hope we can have the social worker visit before the end of the year.

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