Adoption Blog - Adoptimist
November 8, 2013

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t panicked on some level about the home visit, a required part of the home study. As soon as I heard about it, I spent my spare time obsessively cleaning my house, scouring every closet, finding mates for every sock and digging around in the corners of the kitchen cupboards so every container had a matching lid. I checked the kids’ coat pockets for candy wrappers and little gray balls of lint. I scrubbed the floors with Murphy Oil Soap. For the record, however, social workers don’t check for cobwebs in the chandelier or... Read more…