Our application for adoption was presented today to the powers that be. They think we will be a good home for B. We did have an AAAAARGH!!!! moment though. They want us to take the foster training. Two weeks ago this was discussed as a possibility. I found out that there were classes starting last week and called to ask if this was something we should start taking. I was told at that time that we would not need to take the course. Now I’m going to have to find another course. I don’t know how easy that will be since the course we found was being given in a neighboring county. I don’t get the impression that they run very often so the counties just take turns holding the course. But they will not place her until we finish the course.

They also want us to come out and visit whenever our schedule permits. Officially, our schedule doesn’t permit. We are just going to have to skip work and go. I about had a heart attack while researching prices on flights out west too. Oh well, everyone always says that kids are expensive.

Once you get past all that it is all good. I think I’m going to start making a small photo album of us and the animals and the house to take out to her. I’m also thinking of hitting Build-a-Bear just cause it looks like fun and she really needs a stuffed animal.

4 Replies to “Adoption news”

  1. Hello…

    I’m going to be interviewing some blogggers about adoption over the summer at Forever Parents and I’d love to have you as one of them.
    🙂 Can you e-mail me at joannegreco AT gmail.com if you’re interested? The interviews will be done via e-mail and then posted at FP with a link back to your site.

    If anyone else blogs about adoption and would like to participate, feel free to e-mail me. Write “interview” in the subject so I don’t delete it thinking it’s spam.

    Have a great day!

  2. I think I’ll wait on the quilt until the second trip out. Right now I don’t know anything about her likes and dislikes. I’d like to know about colors she likes and things like that so it can be a bit personalized. Once I get to know her a bit I’ll do a quilt that more reflects her.

  3. The album is such a great idea. Instead of a bear, though, I would make her a quilt as quilt pixie said. It has your love infused in it and she’ll think it’s super special because it was specifically for her by you.

  4. Congrats! Have you thought of starting a journal (or journal quilt) for B so she’ll be able to know how much you were looking forward to her living with you?

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