And so it goes! I placed a letter in our mailbox today containing our application for adoption through Catholic Social Services of Michigan. The next step will be to have our intake evaluation, which should happen sometime within the next two weeks. This will be an opportunity for us to get to know our adoption counselor a little better and to learn much more about the details of the journey that lies ahead for us.
This is a big step and I feel excited and nervous all at once. There is so much to learn and I can't seem to get my hands on enough information to satisfy my curiosity. I've already read four adoption books, ranging from personal stories all the way to the how-to variety. I know that a lot of what we will learn will come through experience only and that's just the nature of the adoption process but I still yearn for answers to all my questions!
I haven't been quite sure until now that I wanted to create a blog for this part of our lives but the act of placing that oh so important letter in the mailbox today made me realize that I do. We have been waiting a long time to become parents and now that we have taken these steps toward making that dream a reality it seems impossible to NOT write about it. I am an avid journal keeper anyway, both in electronic and paper form so this will be yet another link in my journaling chain.
I guess I'm done for tonight. I know there will be more to say soon!