I am absolutely thrilled to finally write our first blog entry as prospective adoptive parents! Our home study is complete, paperwork submitted, and profile ready. Now, we
I wanted to thank everyone who has played a role in our journey already. Friends, family, social workers, even strangers, willing to write reference letters, donate money, and offer advice as we are truly treading in unknown waters. That being said, the learning process so far has been enlightening to say the least. I had NO idea just how much paperwork was involved, the depth and variety of information the government and agencies require! I must have color coded and filed a million pieces of paper! Those months of preparation paid off when we received a call last night from the CEO of Sacred Selections with wonderful news:
“Congratulations, you are a waiting family!”
The stress of the past few months floated off of our shoulders and landed just far enough away to keep us grounded, knowing that the upcoming months will be difficult and emotional but, with the love of our God, our families, and our friends, I know we will be okay. As we continue on this journey of adoption, I would like to continue writing weekly posts to keep everyone updated, but also to help those who may be entertaining the idea of adopting into their own families. I hope to ease some of the fears and stigmas associated with the adoption process. Got a question? I would LOVE to answer it. Please feel free to contact us anytime!
Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Now, if you’ll excuse me, that nursery isn’t going to make itself cute ;).
Anna Marie & Donald