Ok, so read the title of this blog. Yep, that's the meeting. End of blog.
Just kidding. Well, not really. We really did just review and expanded just a tad on the questionnaire and applications. Spent an hour or two talking a little about us, what we're concerned about, and what we're looking for (ages/gender/etc, which btw, at this point we're accepting newborn to 10 years old, any race, any gender. We'll consider siblings, but we only have one spare room, so depending on the age, they should be the same sex and we'd prefer our first placement to just be one child to kind of break us in a little.)
We scheduled the next appointment for next week, she gave us homework - lots more forms to fill out (yippee), we need physicals, need paperwork for the dog (shots, etc), license, registration copies, etc. Boring kind of stuff like that.
Ok, next potential problem and stress causing topic for me---the physical. Now, we both had a physical recently, we need them regularly for work. I'm not worried about me, but I'm concerned about hubby's. He has a surgical implant in his back and because of that, he has a lifting limit. She was slightly concerned about it, basically said that the board has to give final approval and they may question that. How can he care for a child if he can't lift them. Well, he can up to 20 pounds without issues, beyond that, honestly, he'll do what he needs to do. It's not that he CAN'T lift more, he shouldn't because it'll cause some potential damage or interfere with the implant. If that should happen, it can be fixed with an out-patient procedure, so I'm not concerned about his ability to care for any child, but what if they have a problem with it? Now this sucks because I won't even know until the very end of this entire process if they will deny us for that. We would have gone through all the clearances, classes, training, paperwork, etc and at the last minute something like that could stop us.
I guess worrying about it won't do any good. We just do what we can/what we need to and let the chips fall where they may. :/