if you're new around here, then i should tell you that my husband and i want to adopt.
For awhile, we had our heart and minds set on an orphanage in taiwan, but then we found out that their mission is to adopt to families that absolutely cannot have biological children. since we have no idea if we can or can't have biological children, we felt like it was unfair of us to pursue that orphanage at this time.
so then.... we didn't know what to do. we thought, "hmmm....we'll i guess we'll just google 'adoption'"
yeah, that's not super helpful.
Then, my friend Ashley, told me about this thing called an "adoption coordinator" and i thought, "that sounds exactly like what we need."
through Ashley, we found a wonderful adoption coordinator named Susan.
She helps us through the entire process from start to finish.
We've decided to adopt domestically for this first little bean. (oh, "bean" is our nickname for the little child that's going to be ours...it's a long story). if you're not familiar with the term "domestically" that just means in the U.S.
so, we've been filling out lots of paperwork about ourselves. actually at this point it feels a bit like writing a novel about ourselves.
AND, we got new pictures taken for our family profile (you saw those) so the birth mom that might choose us would know what we actually look like now. (rather than me having really long hair, and steve being clean shaven and looking 18)
so there will be MUCH more paperwork, and then a home study and then applying to agencies, and then we'll be waiting for the call...
so yes, we are still very early on in the process, but the process is STARTED. its real.
that's what i know.
thanks for reading. and for caring.
p.s. the picture above is a sneak peak of the bean's room.