Tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon Brett will meet with our social worker Kim. She will conduct a safety audit on our house as well as interview him.
We honestly have NO IDEA what tomorrow’s meeting has in store for us. The further we get into this home study the more we realize we don’t know what we are doing. Just further confirmation that we need to go the “Adoption Consultant” route. More on that another time.
So safety audit….what does that mean? Basically (we think) it means the social worker will walk through our house and make sure it is child friendly. We should not have a problem in this area, right?!? I mean we do have an almost 4 year old and an 18 month old running around this house!!
We have plugs on outlets, cleaning products out of reach and/or locked. Door knobs are child proofed – so much so that sometimes I can’t get the doors open. We have night lights in the hallway, and a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. We got rid of the hottub and put a step outside the door to our bedroom. Sounds good. To date all children in this house have remained safe.
My only concern is well, my closet, which could currently be declared a disaster zone – but will be spotless by 4:00 tomorrow afternoon and our not-so-entertaining-entertainment-unit. It’s not good. Really. It has a dorm/bachelor pad kind of feel to it. Let your eyes feast on this beauty!
Yes, yes, it is an end table with a TV on it. I loathe it.
And those, those wires, probably a safety hazard. But we have it covered. Note the toys in the first picture – they block the wee ones from getting tangled in that mess. Oh, incase you’re wondering – yes, our carpet extends up the wall 4 inches. Ugh. I mean really – at what point does a person think carpet is an acceptable form of baseboard?
If that wasn’t “entertaining” enough enjoy this view behind the TV.
Do you see that …concrete!! That is what is left from the wet bar that was the focal point of our living room when we bought this house!! Yes indeed, our living room was once Springfield’s finest Friday night hangout. Remember, we got rid of the hot tub too!
Onto Brett’s interview. Again, we really don’t know what to expect. He’ll likely be asked about his parenting style. To spank or not? That is the MILLION dollar question. How do we fight and resolve problems and a plethora of questions on our ideas on raising an adopted child. But, then again – we really don’t know. Again, an adoption consultant would help take the wonder out of these mysterious social worker interviews.
We would love your prayers for tomorrow. The fun will begin at 4:00PM. Pray for Brett, that the conversation goes well and that he would know the presence of the Lord during the interview. And PLEASE, PLEASE pray that social worker INSISTS on a new entertainment unit! 🙂