Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Paperchase Rounds 2 & 3 - big wins

The paperchase continues...
What a day!!! Got a lot done in a short period of time.
Physicals and drug tests:
I worked from home today, which enabled us to take time over lunch and go to our physical exams required for the adoption. I haven't had one of these in many years, and I was totally expecting it to be more invasive. You know - turn your head and cough type stuff. Nothing like that took place. The Dr looked in our ears, throats, whacked our elbows and knees, and asked a ton of questions. She was quite personable and we are quite glad we switched doctors. In actuality, we never had a regular doctor at the other place, which was clearly part of the problem. We also had TB tests and tetanus shots. Once we were done, we headed over to the lab and submitted blood and urine samples. So we'll know in a couple of days if either of us does drugs or had AIDS. I'm pretty confident we'll clear those hurdles! So, the end result once the tests come back will be yet another completed form required for the home study.

You may recall that I promised not to disparage anyone or any organization through the process - hence I won't name our former doctor's office. But, I see no reason not to put in a good word for those people and organizations that have helped us out and are worthy of mention. Doctor Neihls practices at St. Lawrence Medical Associates. It's a nice facility with a pleasant staff, and it's literally 1 minute from our house!

Criminal background checks:
The mailman also delivered our completed criminal background checks this afternoon. Those of you who were worried that just because we were cleared of child abuse, maybe we were wanted on money laundering charges can rest easy. We're both clear of criminal history - at least as as far as the state of PA knows! Either way - yet another hurdle in the long list.

Next up - new copies of birth and marriage certificates.

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At 11:45 PM, Blogger mel said...

LOL! Yeah, I was just so worried you two were up to no good. ;-) Glad everything went well.


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