I have my first home study booked for January 15! It is only ten days away and I feel like I have SO MUCH to get done in that time!
Over the next week I will post about my Home Study Prep. I will be using the Home Safety Checklist I received with my application package to help prepare me. You can find a copy of my entire application package, including the Home Safety Checklist, HERE. There will be 3 or 4 Home Study Assessments before I am officially approved as a Foster Parent and I will walk you through each one I complete.
I had previously posted a Prep List that I had made, but I have since made it more complete and have included all items from the Home Safety Checklist, even if they are already done or not applicable so you can see everything required. I will be posting the full list later this week.
I had been thinking of holding off on the Home Study Assessments since I wasn’t sure if we would be moving this year or not (the joys of finalizing a divorce). Right now, there isn’t a plan to put the house up for sale (or at least not in the immediate future), so I am moving ahead with the home studies. If we end up putting the house up for sale later in the year, I will have to go through new home studies for the new house, but until then, I will just worry on getting this house ready!
For any of you who have gone through the Home Studies, do you have tips for things that you did or didn’t do for your assessments?