End of the Beginning – In Sight

We are nearing the end of our Home Study (the first step in our adoption journey). Actually it is a lot of steps. I have attached a list of our Home Study steps below.

Check list:

  • Application
  • Fee Agreement
  • Statement of Understanding
  • Duty to Disclose Agreement
  • Release of Information
  • Client Information Form
  • Consent for Services
  • Self Study Questionnaire
  • Release of Information/Child and Adult Protective Service Requests
  • Fingerprinting/Criminal Checks
  • Criminal History Release for Local Criminal Checks
  • 1040 Tax Return
  • Financial Statement
  • Monthly Budget
  • Mortgage or Rental Letter Confirming Good Standing
  • Verification of Life Insurance
  • Employer Reference Request
  • General Physical Examination Form (each Potential Adoptive Parent)
  • Child’s Health Form (each child)
  • Verification of Health Insurance
  • Marriage License
  • Birth Certificate (each Potential Adoptive Parent and all children in home)
  • Three Personal Reference Requests
  • Firearms and /or Weapons Statement
  • Verification of Training attended
  • Prior Home Study Information
  • Statement of Guardianship

It could be done as soon as next week. As soon as we have that done, we will begin applying for grants. (Just a note for those considering adoption, people survive this process all the time.) More to come, thank you for praying.

Did you know…

November is National Adoption Awareness Month!


As a church family at Waypoint, we want to know God’s heart for the orphan, his Father heart for all of us,
and we are pursuing adoption.

Each November, a Sunday is designated as Orphan Sunday.
In honor of that, Spencer made this short movie to be used
in our service last Sunday.

It highlights some of the families at Waypoint that are adding to their families through the blessing of adoption…
though there are others who we missed including and those that have prayed mightily for these very adoptions and who have
given generously
to our church adoption fund.