Friday, October 26, 2012

Approved!!!

WE'RE APPROVED!! Our homestudy is complete and we are officially approved as adoptive parents!


The final interview this morning was longer than I thought it would be. It took a little over three hours. My only regret was that I didn't eat breakfast before she came. haha. I honestly can't even remember at this point all the things we talked about, but some of the topics included our book reading, expectations of the relationship with the birthmom, what we anticipate our parenting style being like, how we plan on handling attention and intrusive commentary/questions from strangers who are uneducated about adoption, what changes and challenges we expect to have the hardest time adjusting to, etc. Lots of good conversation. It felt a bit more like a counseling session than an interview in some ways. She was really just trying to gauge where we are at, and gave us some advice throughout our time together based on her years of experience in adoption. We did a walk through of the house, which was very low key. And that was it!  It was actually a really nice time. 

Now we wait. :) Our profile book will be shown to birthmothers who are about 7 months along in their pregnancy. In a typical situation, we will get a call if/when one of them decides they would like to meet us.  We would have the time before the birth to get to know her and start developing a relationship. However, it's also possible to get a phone call about a "surprise baby". This is when the birthmother chooses us while she's in the hospital delivering the baby, or perhaps is already in postpartum recovery and painfully realizes that she is unable to parent the baby in her current circumstances. There are so many different scenarios that could play out. It will definitely be interesting to see how our story unfolds from here. :)

7 comments:

  1. Congrats! So excited for you guys!

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  2. Oh my goodness this is SOOOO exciting!!!! Congrats, friend! Cannot wait to see how this unfolds :) Love you tons.

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  3. Congrats! I know how exciting this time is for you! (We were matched with our daughter's birthmom just 5 weeks after we were approved!)

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  4. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's awesome news! So exciting! I hope to be saying the same thing a week from today!

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  5. Huge congratulations! May you find your new baby soon! Keep us updated...

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