We were told by our lawyer that our paperwork was all set so we could go down to the court and do our fingerprints. That was it. It wasn't, go see this woman who will give you a "fingerprint kit". Then, call another woman to schedule a time to do your fingerprints. And the woman that does the fingerprinting only does them between 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. on Thursdays (what?!?!).
Anywho, we went down to do our fingerprints for our background check and we learned all this. Also, in the process, we met the woman that does them and instead of just scheduling us, she wanted us to call once we had the kits...which we were on our way to get. So about 10 minutes after meeting her, I left her a message since "she was away from her desk". She called back to let me know she could do it at 6:30 a.m. With a 3 year old in tow, we just can't be anywhere at 6:30 a.m. I mean, who can? That's seriously early.
Tomorrow, I'm going to call our local police department to see if they can do it. Though we've been advised that they may screw it up. I think that's the risk we'll have to take in hopes of having a someone being a little bit more flexible with scheduling. Just another annoying thing in this entire process.
And yes, we had background checks to become foster parents. However, they didn't involve fingerprints so I'm not sure if this is a new thing or just something for adoptive parents but it's annoying. And of course it adds about a month to the entire process since everything has to be processed before a court date can be scheduled.