Unfortunately, it isn't a non-issue. So now I feel the need to vent.
Hubster and I did our portfolio through picaboo, and online digital scrapbooking site.
Here is what we ended up with-
You get the idea...
I don't want to brag, but the entire thing looks pretty amazing. I poured my heart and soul into learning digital scrap booking this summer. I toyed with it and tweaked it until it was just right.
I proudly dropped two copies at our agency last week.
Then we got the call from our social worker.
She said that the agency requires us to have our portfolio in this-
So for the past week we've been researching our options and pleading with anyone who has the slightest expertise about digital scrapbooking and printing. But it simply can't be done. Our current portfolios pages will not fit into the presentation book our agency gave us.
So now we must re-do our entire portfolio.
I am not mad at our social worker. She told us that if she could she would let us submit our portfolio as is, but because of agency policy she can not allow us to do that.
I am a little upset with the lady who lead our adoption classes. I don't feel it was made clear that we had to use the presentation folder. They never once said they wouldn't except any other types of portfolio. And I had mentioned we were doing digital scrapbooking so I figured we were in the clear.
So now here we are. Home study complete, classes finished, paperwork turned in. But we wont be in the books for awhile because I need to re-do the portfolio.
It took me the entire summer to do the one we have currently, so lets hope I'm able to bust something out a little quicker this time.
I just feel disappointed because all we want is to be parents and now some mundane policy is making us jump through ridiculous hoops to get there.