On my last post I talked about our short list. Well the short list for right now has quickly turned into 1 Law Firm. Everything I have found and read about them has been glowing. Yes there are small typical minor normal adoption things that happen, but those things are not cause for concern and happen with almost all adoptions. I am still researching the law firm and have been very lucky to connect with a handful of women who have shared their experience in detail, and some of them even willing to speak to me on the phone. This place seems like such a perfect fit for us, that I am desperately trying to find something that would give me reason to seriously consider other options, but again I am not finding anything. It is really scary.
I know, you would think it would be a relief…but I want to make sure that we aren’t still childless with endless failed matches years from now. I want to put ourselves in the best possible and safest position to be matched and home with our child ASAP. Going through fertility treatments is such a gamble, and while adoption doesn’t lead to a child 100% of the time it is the safer bet of the two.
Over the last few weeks, It has become more clear of all the scenarios and things we need to prepare for before we are eligible to adopt, once a match is made, while we are waiting for the birth, and then for six months after we bring our baby home. I am overwhelmed with things to pray for. I am overwhelmed with how to pray for all these things. And I am overwhelmed by the pure logistics of this process and how we are going to make it work.
Next Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving we have a meeting set up with the owner, and head lawyer of the firm. We will get to meet the staff, and learn a lot more about them, and how the adoption process will happen.
Can I ask for the thousandth time that you please pray for us?
Thank you! I hope everyone has a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving!!