Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Two Months In!

Brian pointed out to me tonight that it's two months to the day since we entered the waiting pool! So, what's been going on since then? Well, the answer is: not really a lot.

Within the first couple of weeks of entering the pool, we got four screenings for potential birth mothers. It definitely felt like a higher rate than we had been expecting. Now it seems to have trailed off - in two months, no more screenings have happened since those initial ones! Maybe it's the sort of thing that goes in cycles? Who knows.

That's not to say that no one's looking at our profile, of course. We only get screenings for cases where there are some complicating factors, and so there could be tons of other people who are considering us. And in all reality, I expect that we'll have to wait for quite a while before "the call" comes.

The hard part now for me is just remembering that we're waiting for a placement! While we were doing the homestudy and doing all the requisite preparation, it was easy to keep our upcoming adoption top of mind. But now there are no real reminders on a daily basis, and so I find myself getting caught up in the normal day-to-day activities of life. Whenever we eventually do get a call that we've been picked, it's definitely going to feel out of the blue for me!

On the flip side, now that summer's ending our agency has some events for waiting families that'll start up soon. It'll be good to finally meet some other folks who are also waiting. (Side note: last time we tried to go to an adoptive families event, we couldn't find it! But that's a story for another post.) And in the meantime, our agency has sent out a request for us to read another adoption book that recently came out, so I've got another item on my reading list.

So, here we are! Two months down, and some unknown number to go :) Here's hoping it's sooner rather than later!

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