Thursday, April 8, 2010
Homestudy.. Nerves & Feet
Anyway, the KGB was on time and I was about 10 mintues late. Honestly, it wasn't what I expected at all... it was more of an informational meeting with a little bit of "just looking" - to make sure there was a house? that we had rooms? that everything was clean? I don't really know. Anyway, this "initial" homestudy consisted of her giving us some forms: Background/Fingerprinting Form, Foster Parent Agreement, Medical Forms, Foster Parent Questionairre, and something else (I can't remember right now.. and really don't feel like getting up to find it.. all I remember is that it has carbon copies). We sat at the dining room where she could write on the forms as needed and hand them out.
Once we had all our forms and instructions, she measured our bedrooms and wrote down what type of bed was in each (including the Master) and noted how many bathrooms we had. She also checked our smoke detectors (to make sure we had one on each level.. we actually have a bit of overkill because of the security system... one in each bedroom and two in the hallway, plus more downstairs). The only thing we couldn't figure out is if our somke detectors were also carbon monoxide detectors... so we are just have to buy one this coming weekend.
We have our next homestudy on Saturday, April 17th, I think there will be more talking with this next one... asking about our dicispline techniques, personalities, yada, yada.