• one down, two to go

    we had our first home study visit tonight.  our first of three.  and it was good. we were finishing dinner when she, the adoption assessor, arrived.  i invited her to join us at the table.  she did.  we were mostly finished so in just a few minutes, the kids were asking to be dismissed and we adults settled in for a long question and answer session. lots of questions. how did you meet? what’s your relationship like? what are your strengths as a couple? what are some of your common interests? how do you handle conflict? what roles do you each play in your relationship? what are some difficulties you’ve…