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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Childproofing a Childless Home

Well, when we signed up the foster/adopt, they needed 3 references. We gave them 5, 2 of them worked for the church. This week, we get another letter, with more questions to answer and asked again for 5 references, not related that you've known at least 3 to 5 years. We gave them six, after a lot of digging (we don't have many "close" friends, and we had to pick ones we knew wouldn't procrasinate filling out the info). I hope they didn't mean 5 for each of us!

We then went through the home checklist and tried to get all the necessary child-proofing supplies, smoke alarms, fire extinguisher, cabinet locks, socket covers and plastic mattress covers. The booze has been placed high out of reach and the cleaning supplies are locked in the cabinet. L and I searched EVERYWHERE in the store for cabinet locks. Guess where they were? In the BABY section? Must everyone torture me? Now L just needs to lock his hunting rifles in the shed and hopefully, all will look good.

Let me tell you how wierd it is child-proofing a childless house!

4 Comments:

  • At 5:54 AM, Blogger Just another Jenny said…

    I recently had some friends with a 2yr old over and found out just how non-baby proof my house is. You could always torture yourself more and have somebody bring a child over to run loose - that will tell you if you missed anything.

     
  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger chris said…

    Of course, once you have your little one home (and it will happne) you'll find that it's an ongoing thing. You do it, then you do it again. Oh, and then again. And of course what happens is that they'll find new and more clever ways to mortify and frighten you. Good thing they're cute.

     
  • At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Lori said…

    Sounds like things are moving right along. Hopefully it won't be a childless home for much longer.

     
  • At 10:51 PM, Blogger Ornery said…

    I'm really excited for you and your husband. One step closer to having a child in your home!

     

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