Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Keep your hands inside of the car at all times....

Let the new roller coaster ride begin! I called the agency to find out exactly what we need to be doing. I asked Michelle (our adoption coordinator) how long this process takes from start to finish. A year she states. A year?? Ok. Have we decided if we want domestic or international? International I tell her. Oh, well, that cuts back on the time a bit. Great! Have we decided on a country??? Guatemala I tell her. Oh, well that shortens the waiting period even longer! Do we want a boy or girl? We are leaning towards a boy if we have a choice. A boy (she excitedly exclaims), we have three right now! They are the easiest to get. Wholly shit! I have left a message for the home study people in my town. In the meantime, Michelle tells me that I can have some of the things ready for our home study to cut back on time. We need to get.... Certified Marriage Certificate Certified Birth Certificates for Marc and I 2004 Tax Return Government I600A form The names, address & phone numbers of 3 references Choose a guardian for our child She also said we will have to write an autobiography of ourselves but that the home study person would give us the outline. It's true... we COULD be parents by the end of summer! For the first time in almost a year I feel a knot in my stomach of anticipation. I know that my child has been born or is about to be. This child may not be born from my body but it will definite be born from my heart.

3 comments:

  1. January One12:55 PM

    So you'll pick out the yarn for your baby blanket soon, right? I'll need some lead time before reuniting day! I'm so, so, so happy for you and Marc. I can't wait to give you a big hug. It'll be soon, I know. ;-)

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  2. Anonymous2:18 PM

    Wow, that is fast! R&N's adoption took place in, oh, 199...4...so things may have speeded up since then.

    Woohoo!

    Oro
    Birch and maple

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  3. Saw a link to your blog on FF and just wanted to say I'm so happy for you! I hope you get your little one very soon!

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