It’s been a while since I posted! With being out of town much of last week and starting a new class this week, time has flown by.
J and I have also spent a lot of time thinking and talking about the adoption lately. We are at the point where we need to decide what we are open to in regards to ethnic background, medical issues and drug and alcohol use by the birthmother. Truly, this has been the toughest part of the process so far. The more open we are to various situations, the greater the chance that we will be chosen quickly, but we also need to be honest with ourselves about what we are prepared to handle. It makes me feel terrible to pick and choose such characteristics. J and I are usually on the same page; however, on some of these issues we find ourselves on opposite ends of the spectrum. It’s been difficult to work through.
On Sunday we had our required adoption education class which was really more of a Q&A session about the process. We also got see some examples of profiles other couples have created, and we realized that ours needed a bit more panache. We made some changes, and our final version is ready to go. It looks fantastic! I wish I could take create for it, but J did most of the work. (If anyone else is looking to create an adoption profile, I highly recommend the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software.) He is going to get the copies printed tomorrow, and we will be one step closer to “going in the book”. All we need now is to film our video profile this weekend (yikes!) and then send everything in to the agency.
I’ll be glad when we are done with this part of the process and can get back to our normal lives. I need to focus on something else for a while.