Wellll today we had to go to the Sherrif's Office to get fingerprinted....no worries we weren't in trouble, it's just a step in the adoption process. :)
We both had about a million things on our plate today and this was the first one so we were hoping it wouldn't take long. Caring Choices- who is doing our home study gave us some paperwork to take with us. I passed this paperwork over to the guy at the front desk of the area where you go to get fingerprinted.....thinking this was normal procedure.....I mean everyone who goes through adoption has to be fingerprinted, so surely they've seen this before. He looked at the paper then passed it off to another guy, then another. They were dumbfounded. They did not know how they were going to get my copy of the paper into their machine- which takes a smaller scale paper. We had two copies of this paperwork so I looked over the other one and at the bottom it said, "You may use fingerprint card provided by the fingerprinting agency." Problem solved.
I did mine first- quick and easy- it was pretty cool you put your finger pad on this scanner deal and instantly your fingerprint showed up on the computer screen. If it wasn't a good take they just clicked a button and did it again.
Then it was Daniel's turn. The first step is to put all 4 fingers on the scanner at one time, then to put each thumb, then to put each individual finger. As soon as Daniel put his four fingers on the scanner the man said, "If you were ever to commit a crime you need to be sure to wear gloves. You have great fingerprints."
Have a great day!