*This post was written in October 2016*
I realize I haven’t written an adoption draft in awhile. I’ve been so busy with work and writing posts I can actually publish that I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write about the adoption.
OUR HOME STUDY IS COMPLETED!!!!!
And our CPR training is done! Now we can be matched with a child!
It felt so, so, so good for our home study to be completed! The day after our home study was completed, we put in an inquiry on a child in state. Yay! That was about two weeks ago and when our caseworker talked to the child’s caseworker she said she was going to take inquiries for two weeks and then make a decision. So, hopefully, she will be reading our home study this week!
After we put in that inquiry, we saw a sibling group out of state that we really liked, so last week we put in an inquiry for them. That state was actually moving quite fast and after putting in the inquiry on Tuesday, they requested our home study on Thursday. Now it’s been a week since we put the inquiry in and my impatience is kind of getting the best of me. I feel like they had the weekend to read our home study, WHY AREN’T THEY RESPONDING? My head is going crazy with thoughts like “maybe they didn’t like us” “why wouldn’t they like us” “what’s wrong with us” “were the kids not a good fit” EVEN THOUGH it’s only been ONE WEEK. I’m pretty sure I’m certifiably insane. Patience. It’s the virtue I’m not strong in and apparently, this adoption process is going to teach me patience.
Thank goodness, this month is October and we have the Halloween store. Being up there really does help keep my mind, somewhat, off the adoption. Although I am always thinking about it in the back of my mind, being at work at least keeps it from being at the forefront of my mind and thoughts.
So that’s where the adoption process is. I’m just over here learning about patience. And more patience.
I know this adoption will go the way it’s supposed too. I know we’ll end up with the kid(s) we are supposed to end up with. And I also KNOW that I will learn A LOT about patience and hopefully, by the end of this, I’ll have a lot more patience!