I wasn't sure if I should continue to update on our journey because it is a path I haven't really read much about on Hellobee. But, I am so very excited about the evolution of our family, I couldn't resist! DH and I have applied for an interview with our county to move forward with becoming an adopting family. We had some concerns about having pets in our home and the health status of each of us. Fortunately, our concerns are unfounded in the eyes of the agency. Our next step is to become licensed foster parents with a focus on adoption only. To obtain our license, we are required to attend 27 hours of parenting classes, become CPR certified, participate in a homestudy and submit to a thorough background check. The process takes between three to six months to complete. With a little luck, we will be called for an interview in the next few weeks. :0)