Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Today's Consult

We had our consult today at the adoption agency. It went really well. Of course we were both so nervous. I know I barely slept last night. I kept having these crazy dreams, and then I would wake myself up from them. I do that when I'm anxious.

We met the director of domestic adoption. She was really nice and made us feel very comfortable. She told us the history of the agency and then told us about the adoption process. She said the average adoption (domestic) takes 12-24 months with their agency. The birthmothers choose you and then you are matched. They have about 90 waiting families right now. They place about 100 babies per year.

So now it's up to us to take the next step. We need to fill out the big formal application and mail it in with a check. Then we would go to a domestic adoption meeting either in October or November. After that we would move on with the Home Study.

We both left there feeling really positive and a bit overwhelmed. I'm glad it went so well.

8 comments:

Hear My Cry said...

This is great news! I'm praying for you and your dh. Hugs

Tara said...

That is exciting news! It's positive movement - and that is always super encouraging. Good luck and I will be praying for you!

Suzanne said...

I'm so happy and excited for you. This is a big step in the right direction!

Polly Gamwich said...

Yay to good progress ... it makes me smile!!

Joanna said...

Congratulations on your decision to adopt! Enjoy the journey!

Natalie said...

So glad to know that there are other people out there feeling EXACTLY the way I do. Reading your past posts felt like You had been inside me head...regarding infertility and coworkers...adopting and then hopes of becoming pregnant...almost eerie. However, I have not blogged about some of that, since my coworkers read my blog daily and I wouldn' want to upset them! (ironic...huh?) My husband and I are starting the adoption journey also. Hope we can stay in touch and help each other along. I think there are a lot of things out there about adoption, but I would just like to focus on the good things. I'm sure you understand! Good luck!

Yaya said...

Oh man, DH and I just started the adoption process too! (After 6 years of IF and miscarriages....). We're working on the paperwork and it is soooo overwhelming. Tallying up your total debt is NOT fun. (credit cards, student loans, car loans...everything).
Good luck!

Karalee said...

Hi! :) I'm here from the nest's adoption board. We adopted our daughter domestically 18 months ago and in less than six months. If you ever want to chat about adoption or have questions or just need an ear:), feel free to visit my blog:
http://theygrowinyourheart.wordpress.com
or page me on the nest. It's so exciting that you're moving forward! :)