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Today (in two hours!) is my first *official* meeting with the social worker to begin our home study. It all seems very anticlimactic, because we have met with so many social workers. Our hopeful daughter has four..<br><br>
Anyway, just looking for good luck energy sent our way. This process is so draining. I am nervous that they will ask hard questions about family, since mine is so complicated. But I guess when you apply to be a kinship family, dss is used to families with big issues.<br><br>
I am also worried about saying anything negative about dss. This has been a roller coaster ride and dss has not always been on top of things. Of course, my plan to be upbeat, but if they ask the wrong question, I might say the wrong thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Relax. You will be fine, the best way to think of it is that the person wants to help you and is not looking for a reason to deny you. Its relatively easy. You may give a little tour of your house, they will ask a few questions. recommend some baby proofing here and there and will talk with you about what to expect. I was so nervous and was cleaning like crazy, she said its expected that people will be nervous so don't worry. Good luck, let us all know how it goes.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Hope it went well! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Didn't read this until this evening, but you are in my thoughts. I hope it went as smoothly as it possibly could have, and that you are feeling really good about it...<br><br>
Sierra
 
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