Thursday evening our licensing specialist came to the house and the process of becoming licensed began. Mainly she gave us pamphlets and we signed a whole lot of paperwork.
We have a stack of more paperwork to fill out, a bunch of papers to round up, and a whole checklist of things to get ready in the next few weeks. Our interviews will begin in about 2 weeks. If we can get into the class, then our training will begin next Thursday evening. I will go get my fingerprinting done on Monday, and I will be taking my application for a new card over to the social security office. Oops. I will totally take knitting with me!
Our marriage license should be here by the end of the week. I have certified copies of my birth certificate already. The Man has it one step easier as his name never changed. I hyphenated when we married, so mine did change.
The mobile vet came to take care of exams and shots for the turd herd on Friday ( Marge the cat gets terribly upset and carsick at vet time, so this is better for him). A large box of smoke detectors, a fire ladder, and two more CO detectors arrived today. We obviously have those things but need more for licensing. I have begun to price out baby furniture and gear and to tweak the baby list I sort of set up two years ago when we first began this convoluted path to becoming parents. I made it facebook public that we are planning to foster and possibly adopt. And this all feels real now.