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Monday, November 12, 2012

Approved and expecting

It's official we are now a waiting family.  I have a feeling of anticipation in waiting for a phone call that will most likely be months away. I don't know how long I can keep this up.  It's a great feeling, but I know that it is unrealistic and that I sometimes just wish I would go back to they way it was before.  I was happy about adopting, but didn't have the emotional high that goes along with it.  Now I feel the excitement of knowing it may happen at any time.  The problem is it may happen in a month, it may happen in 5, maybe even longer.  The feeling although different reminds me of what I felt each time I saw the double lines on a pregnancy test.  I had thought of us as expecting prior to this, but it didn't really feel like we were expecting.  Now it really feels like we are expecting.  I just miss knowing basically when it will happen. 

The photo is one that Tara from Leigh Wells Photography took.  She graciously donated her time and talent to take pictures for our profile for the adoption. You can check out her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leigh-Wells-Photography/178091304597. 

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Home study update

I wish I was more of a writing to be able to journal this process, but it is just not a gift given to me.  I do have some exciting updates.  As of Oct 29th we have submitted everything we need to do for the home study.  It is now in the process of getting approved.  I have no idea how long that takes, but I have been checking my email so often hoping for news that we are approved.  I don't doubt that we will get approved I just am excited for it to happen because when it does we are in the waiting stage and that means that we can be linked with a birth mom at any time.  Our family could be larger this Christmas.  We most likely will not get connected that soon, but it is possible.  This process took longer that we anticipated for a few reasons.  On is that our home school got off to a rocky start this year.  I was so busy with school for the first weeks in September I had no time to spend on the home study.  In October Dan was sent to North Carolina for 3 weeks for work.  Hopefully I'll have an update soon stating the Home study is approved.