This article just gave me more peace about the decision I feel to adopt.
Read the article if you get a chance, or just skim it. :)
We submitted Phase 1 of our application for adoption! HURRAY! Now we are working on Phase 2. Phase 2 is all the questions you never thought about and more.
What eye colors are in your immediate family?
-Really? I know this one, but Robby doesn't.
Explain your parents form of discipline.
-ummm.. They were awesome?...
Do you think you can love a child that is not biologically yours?
-How do you answer that in the tiny little box they provide?
The questions continue...
We are also currently waiting on our fingerprint clearance. After we have that, and verification from our employers, and our reference letters returned, and our finances checked, THEN we can do our Homestudy. We have a caseworker come and look at our house to make sure it's fit for babies/children and that we are going to be good parents.
It's a LONG process. But I honestly feel so much peace in this decision that completing those questions is actually kind of fun. And it's nice to think about this beforehand. I love all the self-evaluation (Robby would say it's because I love myself so much!). :)
OH! And I almost forgot... It's Birthday Month! Celebrate with me! :) We will be having our Adoption Garage Sale during Birthday month! Donate any items that may be another man's treasure to help with our adoption! We are looking at September 12th as the day of the sale so if you can have all items to me by the 11th, that would be great! Come check out all the good stuff that I'll have for sale! It's gonna be AWESOME! :)
And because no post would be complete without a picture...
My Nephews David (left) and Erik (right) Celebrating their birthday, a month before mine. :)