A part of every soon-to-be-mom’s preparation for a first baby is joyfully heading over to her favorite store, picking up that magic wand and scanning all the things her little one will need once he or she arrives.
Heres, the catch for prospectively adoptive parents: a baby registry can only be started with the baby’s due date. If you’re adopting, you have no idea of your baby’s due date. And to add insult to injury, the baby registry expires.
What’s a prospective adoptive, first-time parent to do?
The First Home Study
About a year ago the Mister and I were in the middle of the throws of a freak out (well, I was anyway, he was as calm as a cucumber) as we went through the dreaded home study. My house was completely spotless. I did countless hours of research and reading. I was armed with answers for questions the might just be asked. And after a few visits with a social worker, a document was written saying that we were, in fact, approved by someone to actually parent a child.