Home Inspection and Adopting a Baby in Middlesex County, NJ

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Home Inspector with Mid Jersey Inspections NJ Home Inspectr#769

Maya

Yes, you read correctly, Home Inspection and Adopting a Baby in Middlesex County, NJ.  While these two may not seem to go together, they do...especially for me.  This morning my wife, Andrea, and I went to court to complete our International Re-Adoption.  Maya is now officially our daughter, our son Elan's sister, and an American citizen.  This afternoon, I inspected a house in Middlesex County, NJ as well.  Hence, the title of this blog.

 

Looking at these two further, there are a number of correlations.  Adopting a child is a daunting (and expensive) process that requires professional help.  So too is buying a home.  People rely on real estate agents, lawyers, loan officers, Home Inspectors, and more to guide them.

 

 

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Emotions run high when adopting a child and buying a home.  Most buyers are especially nervous during a Home Inspection.  I try to break the tension in fun ways.  By doing this, my clients are more relaxed and able to understand the current conditions in the house and how to address them. Footerman Family with the Judge

 

What is more American than owning your own home?  My daughter has begun her American journey just as first time buyers do.  It is both a nervous and tremendously rewarding process.  Every time I work with a first time buyer, I get to share in that joy. Once a month, the Judge in Middlesex County spends the day doing the same.  He said the smile never leaves his face, and I believe him.

 

Edison HousePerhaps the most obvious correllation is family.  We all want to keep our children safe and happy.  My biggest concern when inspecting a house is my clients' safety.  No item is too small when it comes to people's safety.  A missing switch plate cover costs less than a dollar and takes less than a minute to install, but is very dangerous, especially to children.

 

As you can see, Home Inspections and Adoptions go together.  Today is a day I will never forget, and neither will my client.  Want to be a part of the American Dream?  Contact me now and I'll treat you like family.

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Rafi Footerman

NJ Home Inspection Lic#076900

Mid Jersey Inspections

Rafi@MidJerseyInspections.com

www.MidJerseyInspections.com

732-906-4100

Comments (70)

Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Joni, she certainly is a blessing.  Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 17, 2013 01:44 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Rafi, you need to write an update and tell us how everyone is doing! With photos, of course.

Jan 28, 2014 03:20 AM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

I know Connie.  She's now in kindergarten, what a difference a few years makes.

Jan 28, 2014 03:32 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Oh yes please, give us an update with new photos.  What an awesome thing you have done.  It has changed all four of your lives forever, congratulations!

Jan 28, 2014 11:25 AM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Thanks Evelyn.  She's especially sweet at the moment since she's asleep :)

Jan 28, 2014 11:36 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Rafi~ WOW WOW & WOW..... First off "CONGRATULATIONS" Rafi, I am a firm believer of "we reap what we sow" Children are so innocent and every single child in the world deserves a family that cares....GREAT JOB! 

Feb 04, 2014 01:10 AM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Thanks Jon,  I like to think of this as a win win for everyone!

Feb 04, 2014 04:05 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations to you and your wife. Maya is an adorable little girl. I love the photos.

Feb 16, 2014 07:58 PM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Thanks Gita.  My wife had to leave her for 5 days last week and was so upset.  Of course, my daughter had a great time on "vacation" at her grandparents!

Feb 17, 2014 03:16 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

How Maya is doing now?

She looks so lovely on this picture.

God blessings to your family.

Jul 18, 2014 07:46 PM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Inna, Maya is now 6 (going on 16 like her brother) and doing great, thanks for asking.

Jul 18, 2014 10:57 PM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Congratulations Rafi Footerman How exciting for you and your family!  Your family is beautiful!  AS is buying a home for a  new buyer- everyone is lucky to have you!

Jan 08, 2015 03:26 AM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Thank you Shanna for the kind words.  We are all lucky to have her as well.

Jan 08, 2015 03:36 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Rafi,

It was very nice meeting you yesterday! This bog post is terrific!! You really need to write more often.

Jan 22, 2015 08:23 PM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Thanks Wayne, It was my pleasure as well and I know... you're right.

Jan 22, 2015 09:29 PM
Scott Gleason, CRS
Coldwell Banker Realty - Westfield, NJ
Westfield NJ New Homes Specialist

Congratulations on the adoption of such a beautiful little girl, Rafi.  You're in for many years of wonder, happiness and fulfilment.

Jan 23, 2015 04:00 AM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Thanks Scott, you are right and it was great meeting you last night.

Jan 23, 2015 04:09 AM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

She is absolutely adorable. Congratulations to you and the whole family.

Feb 03, 2015 10:03 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Radio, what a great story and a nice analogy to your work.  How about an update?  You have a nice writing style.

Feb 10, 2015 09:34 AM
Rafi Footerman
Mid Jersey Inspections - Edison, NJ
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!

Thanks Silvia.  She's doing great, in first grade now and reading well!

Feb 10, 2015 11:10 AM