They have new machines that scan your fingerprints instead of the iconic messy ink. The lady was very kind, even with Alex's prints messing up and not matching so they had to retry several times. When asking what we were getting prints done for she shared that she was a foster mom and between foster and biological kids she has 5 girls and morning hair is a handful. But she shared in our excitement.
Note: We did our fingerprints 3 hours apart and took our own pictures. We did not plan to make the same faces. It just happened!
So much of this journey has been at home, electronic, paperwork, and over e-mails. This was a tangible step. Although it seems small, and it is compared to other steps, it was an extra exciting step compared to endless paperwork. This definitely was one of those experiences that made this feel "real".
We are so excited. Next we begin training!