We completed our home study, which included quite a bit of paperwork, FBI finger printing, child abuse screening, and getting reference letters from friends. We also had to put together a bio explaining who we our, our interests and our values. We also put together the four required pages of pictures showing us, how we celebrate holidays and special occasions, our family, and where we live.
Last week we met again with Maria from Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park to turn in our bio and pictures and write our check. She followed up on our hopes for the matching process she facilitates with the genetic parents and told us about a couple families she was thinking about for us. She told us to plan on a rough 2-4 month window for an embryo transfer and said we should get back in touch with Dr. Criniti at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.
Beyond that, there's not much we are able to do to help the process along. We've spent the last couple months trying to sort through things we have in our storage room and in our second bedroom, reduced the amount of extra furniture hanging around, and setting up a couple cupboards with doors to keep computer and craft things in. I've also been using my insulin pump for about 6 weeks now, and am enjoying well-controlled blood sugars!