Today I needed to start redoing my Home Study paperwork. Approval clearances from Motor Vehicles, Criminal Background Check, Child Protective etc etc. Each with a check written out to some random official state office. Been there. Done that. About one year ago- so it's all familiar.
I knew a year ago, that I'd be doing this again, but at the time, I thought for sure I'd have a referral or a child in hand (i.e. on hip) by then. I'd want to keep my home study current, out of choice to adopt or foster again. The fact that it would be required .... is a little discouraging.
Mostly though, it leaves the simmering question- Will I have to do this again this time next year? With empty arms?