First homestudy appointment completed! Admittedly since it was my third safety inspection, I knew what to expect. Of course, I still have a few things to fix: we have to HANG the fire extinguisher in the kitchen, it can't just sit on the floor. Unfortunately we don't have any closets in our tiny kitchen in our tiny house - I'd rather it not be so out in the open.... Doesn't quite go with the chicken theme of my kitchen. Also, we have to add some additional canned goods to our emergency kit. Some of our stuff was expired.
I was thrown a little off guard by a few of the more personal questions. I got married very young (18) and of course the caseworker wanted to know all about why we chose that. The questions about infertility, I was ready for.
We have our next appointment on Monday. We were told we are going to be separated and asked questions separately. I feel like we already told them everything. What could they need to know that they need to separate us for?
Eloise - I think that mostly what you need to pass the safety part of the homestudy is stuff you purchase: car seats, cribs/beds/dressers,etc, outlet covers, fire extinguisher, locking medicine cabinet, first aid supplies, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. You might have to install tot locks on the cabinets, but I think you can get ones where you don't have to drill into the cabinets. Two other things that might stop you from passing are that you need screens on all the windows that open and your "bedrooms" can't be a passage to another room. Of course, safety regulations can be different in different places. Did you get a list from your orientation?
MountainMama - I've looked into Milk Banks too. It is amazing the cost for something that is donated! Even so, we can't give our foster children donated milk without a prescription from a Doctor. What kind of PUPPY are you adopting??!!
Smithie - I am already dreading the teenage years.
***********And the puppy pictures:
Here is our border collie hanging with the chickens: