Sunday, March 30, 2008

Quick Update on our Adoption Process

On my previous post, it was asked how our adoption process was going. Now that I am through March (I can’t believe it’s almost April!) and we are done worshipping the bunny, I feel confident in replying.

Awhile back, I announced that we had put through our preliminary application to adopt our second child. We had been warned that our names wouldn’t come up until around October. So, it was a big surprise when we were told in February that we had reached the top of the list and that we could begin the formal application process. Unfortunately, we had to put the process on hold, because we weren’t ready for it this early for a number of reasons – being financially ready is one of the biggest.

I had a week of depression where I didn’t really want to talk about it at all, but then I remembered what I tell other people all the time. Though the waiting process is rough, it is a part of the process and life is too wonderful to waste it on the bad thoughts. Besides, we promised my son a trip to Disney World before he becomes a big brother and we plan to keep our promise. I bought the tickets last week.

2 comments:

Third Mom said...

This has got to be hard, Mo. But with a little one at home and a trip to Disney World on the horizon, the time will fly. I'm actually stunned that it is April. Wasn't New Year just a couple of weeks ago?

Here's hoping the time flies. Happy spring to you and yours!

Mommavia said...

What a time to ask about your process, I am sorry it came at a time when you were hurting.

How frustrating to have to put your process on hold. I know the pain (mostly from being told no because of my medical history, we've talked about that) but also know that there is a perfect child for your family in the world waiting for you. Whether s/he is born yet or not is unknown, but when the time is right, everything will fall into place and you and your new child will be brought together.

That mantra got me through almost 2 years of heartbreak and now we are waiting for our second son to be ready to travel. If you want to talk, you have my email, right?

In the meantime, I'll keep you all in my thoughts...and have a fabulous time at Disney escpaing the cold!!