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Stubborn Pinkies

Part of our HomeStudy process is GBI & FBI background checks. For this we had to submit fingerprints to both agencies. This meant having our fingerprints taken at two different facilities (insert random frustration with government agencies not sharing information with each other). The process is simple, you fill out a few forms, pay a few fees,  they scan each finger one at a time and again in groups, etc.. For me it was simple, painless and took no time at all. Now for one set of these prints, we had to have the local sherif's department take them. Since we live in a  rural county, the only scanning device is located in the intake facility at our county jail. We were politely escorted through several locked doors, holding areas, … Continue Reading


Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork..

Sign here, date there, full legal name, date of birth, etc. The paperwork is piling up quick and doesn't seem like it will ever end. Our initial program manual was 127 pages long and then we received a supplement manual for the state of Georgia. This was shocking and a bit overwhelming to say the least. We were told not to worry about it, and that our case worker would go over it with us on our orientation call. I wish we would have listened, but we let the overwhelming feelings creep in. We are thankful for the agencies guidance through the process, and that God has brought so many wonderful people in to our lives that are guiding us along the journey. … Continue Reading