Friday, October 17, 2008

What do they say? Oh yeah PAPER PREGNANT!

It's official we got approval last night, signed out contracts and now we are PAPER PREGNANT! Still no word on the referral time. SW said that she would know more about the second week in November. I'm not really worried about the wait..I look at it as an opportunity for dh and I to work our butts off and! So things are looking good and hopefully by this time next year if all goes well we have a new son or daughter.

Names-Dh and I have been going around and around with names, the latest dh mentioned was "Zander" (cringe) But at least we get to focus on names and nursery..two things that we have not been able to think about for some time. Perhaps we will keep the name secret until he/she is home. :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Homestudy Approved!!!

We have our homestudy approval!! Woo Hoo! Now we are told that we will be on "The List" in November. I will ask next week when we sign the homestudy what the approximate referral time is, but today I am rejoicing in the fact that we are approved! I had no worries really about being approved, I just knew how "scary" the thought of a homestudy is. To all you potential adoptive parents out there...homestudies are really nothing to be scared about. I feel like I have a strong bond with our social worker and am blessed to have her sharing in our journey.

I don't know how long the wait will be, but I know now that I can start to change my spare room into a nursery. Hopefully, this and my classes will help the time to referral fly by, I know the real wait will begin once the referral is accepted and we have to wait for our little one to come home in our arms.!!!

I'm so elated that this is the process I chose to pursue instead of Invitro, this journey is so right for my family. I can't imagine doing fertility treatments sadness has been lifted!

Our baby will be joining us next year sometime!