I hope everything goes perfectly. As someone who was adopted, I think what you are doing is fantastic.
Thank you. I've known a handful of adoptees over the years, but the only one I'm still in contact with is my insane ex-boyfriend. So it's nice to hear from you.
It's a little discouraging, because there are so many couples waiting and so few babies. But we've been told that when the match is finally made (and these days this is usually done by the birthmother, which I think is good), they are often really cosmic, amazing matches. The social workers don't handle this--they stay out of the way and let the birthmothers bond with the prospective parents.
So all and all, it's good--I just hope this doesn't turn into a 2-3 year wait for us. I'm 42 and my husband is 51; we'd like this to happen while we still have some energy!
Best of luck!
Do you really think it will take years? For what it’s worth, I hope not.
Ugh. Me too. We met a family at our "baby care" class that had been waiting for close to three years.
We're thinking of talking to our priest, and asking him to keep his eyes open; maybe we can find a way to jump the line.
The agency handles three counties, and at any given point they have 100 couples approved and waiting for babies.
Prayers for your beautiful healthy baby. Whatever you get the child will be lucky, you will be blessed...and we all get the benefit of another GOP voter!
I'll definitely settle for someone who is conscientious and thoughtful about how she/he votes, and can articulate sound, non-emotional--yet moral--reasons behind the choices he/she makes.
My model is Larry Elder, who maintains that his political evolution was helped along by hearing his mother and father argue over the dinner table (his father was always a Republican, long before there were any black Republicans; his mother was always a liberal Democrat, though like many liberal Dems she tends to vote GOP these days, feeling that the Dem Party has abandoned her--not the other way around).
If nothing else, our child will hear two sides to a lot of social issues, since that's where my husband's and my areas of disagreement lie. (We're both libertarian, but there are still differences of opinion.)