As soon as the final background check comes in, our Home Study will be complete. (One from each state in which you've resided since age 18 is required.) It's been somewhat of a restful time knowing there is nothing more I can do until the HS is finished. Today, however, I feel the urge to get our documents in order so that they're "ready and waiting" for our trip to the Notary the minute our last clearance arrives. I'm also exploring Adoption Grant options since most of them require us to have a valid HS at the time of application.
As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I'm thankful that our credit union offers Notary service at no additional charge to us, and for Kathy, the International Program Assistant at our HS agency, who's been doing her best to track down and speed along our background checks.