Thursday, April 26, 2012

More on the crossroads...

I posted a few weeks ago about how Sean and I were perched on a precipice - considering a very big leap for our family.  That post was here

Yesterday, I flippantly wrote a post about "our" vasectomy, which included discussion of our unsuccessful quest to add to our family.  That post was here.

And today I am feeling the need to ask for a little something - support, understanding, prayer, what have you - for our flying leap. 

Here's the deal:  this Saturday we are attending an Adoption Fair by a large adoption agency in our state.  Following the open house Fair, we are going to the required "informational meeting", and then I anticipate we will be handing over our screening application.  I am so excited I could squeal at the drop of a hat (which would not be normal behavior for me).  And at the same time, there is a lot that I am nervous about.  Sean's addiction history is probably the biggest red flag that we have, and different agencies (and countries if we end up pursuing international adoption) have different requirements when it comes to major medical or addiction histories.  The more I look into adoption, the more I know this is a path I've been meant for.  And I know that adoption comes with lots of ups and downs and unexpected complications, so I am trying to remain hopeful and in the moment, rather than worrying about all the possible setbacks.  We will know a LOT more about what the future holds after Saturday. 

In the meantime, let's all breathe together:  In-2-3-4, Out-2-3-4-, In-2-3-4 ...

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  1. Bet that felt good to get off your chest!

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    1. Well, it's reminding me to breathe anyway...

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  2. TONS of prayers and thoughts and hugs coming your way! What an exciting/scary/wonderful time for you! And I believe that all will work out just the way it's supposed to for you, Sarah! You are awesome!!

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  3. Yes, by all means...breathe...in AND out! Happy wishes coming your way!

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  4. Best of luck! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. You kind of picked an exciting day to drop in! Nice to see you and I'll be over to check out your blog as well.

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  5. Sarah!!!! How cool! Yes, adoption is tricky and full of surprises but, I must say it, so is parenting a child that is genetically your own. I have often thought about being a foster parent but my partner in crime here is definitely NOT on board for that adventure. I am excited for you and , yes, a lot will be revealed. Stay open to all possibilities.

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  6. Oh, how exciting! And brave and awesome and totally wonderful! Best of luck!!

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  7. BTW, a work associate of mine attended an adoption fair about 15 years ago. They were just exploring..... and now the outcome of their exploration is 20 years old and quite an amazing young man.

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