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Monday, April 30, 2012

Assisgned a caseworker

We are officially done with our formal application, and we have been assigned to a case worker. Sounds kinda important.  I'm not sure that it is, but it does feel like an accomplishment and one more step closer to holding our son in our arms.  Yes we are planning on adopting a son. Is anyone surprised?  I thought not.  :) 

On a side note, I have recently purchased a used sewing machine from a friend.  I have enjoyed making a craft for the girls.  It is a marker/colored pencil holder for the car.  I am thinking about making some to sell for a minimum donation of $10.00. I do have one other fabric that is blue, but I could buy some more boy fabrics if anyone is interested.  I can make one for crayons, but I chose colored pencils with the hopes of them not melting in the car.  Let me know if you would be interested. 


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Our first meeting

We met with the director of the agency we are going through last Tuesday.  It was a fun day.  It was especially fun to see Dan getting excited about adopting.  We have been given a list of requirements which include a  plethora of paperwork, two educational meetings (which are scheduled for next month)  and a list of articles and books to read.  Trying to keep costs down, we looked at the library and were able to check out two of the books we need to read so far. The next step is to tackle the home study.  I absolutely love that the journey is beginning :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

It begins :)

I have been surprised to feel anxiety after I last posted.  My thoughts ranged from "It's really out there now and we have to follow through with this" to "My family is perfect just the way it is, are we going to ruin it by adding another baby/child to the mix."  I didn't expect those feelings.  Up to that point it had been just excitement with no reservations.  I soon remembered feelings of ruining our perfect family during my last two pregnancies so I was comforted that this was a normal feeling.
A week went by and the feelings went away and the joy came back.  Then we got the blessed surprise of a check from a generous friend allowing us to start the process.  So we called the agency we chose to work with and made our initial appointment for this Tuesday.  The excitement is definitely back!