Now that the whirlwind of initial paperwork is over, things have been going slowly but steadily. Eric and I spent most of the time before and after church working on our home study questionnaire. This is about 6 pages and also requires us to write an autobiography 2-4 pages long. We each have our own questionnaire.
Along with that, I have some paperwork from MLJ to fill out. This paperwork doesn't need to be submitted anytime soon, I just have it for when it's needed.
I have also been corresponding with the person in charge of our education at MLJ. We went back and forth a few times via email and she finally decided that we do not need to have our phone conferences right now, which means I am continuing to work on our Congo essay. I am going to try and get Attaching in Adoption from the library this week, maybe I can work on my report too.
So what it comes down to is filling out a lot of paperwork, none of which has a deadline.
I am just waiting to hear from our social worker (for our home study) to set up a first meeting, which could be anytime after she confirms the receipt of our application and down payment.
I know what Eric feels like when he works on set now; a lot of running around and hurrying and then a lot of waiting. We're just being patient and trying to remember that we still have a lot of stuff to do and are going to be glad for the time we have to get it done.