But, that's okay. We are ready for a wait, (although ask me again in a year and a half and I might not be so optimistic).
So here's the quick version:
- Decided to adopt internationally
- Researched agencies to see what options were out there (still doing that!!)
- Contacted an adoption practitioner in October and were told to call back in January
- Met with an agency in November just to get some info
- Met with 2 couples to talk with them about their adoption experiences....learned a lot from that!
- Booked a Homestudy in January and had our first meeting the 2nd week of Jan.
- Had police checks done, fingerprinting done, wrote autobiographies about our lives, answered a hundred questions on questionnaires, wrote financial reports, had medicals done, etc. etc. etc. all part of the initial homestudy meeting.
- Enrolled in PRIDE course (government required course for adoption) and finishing course next weekend.
So it's just the beginning, but there is a lot to be done. I have a feeling that we are doing a lot of hurrying up, so we can wait. But that is the way it seems to work!