Last weekend, we had the great opportunity to go to our adoption agency's yearly holiday party. It was a fun experience on multiple levels. Along with Dominic and Andy's older brother Josh, we spent a couple hours in Seattle with many other adoptive families. We were able to talk with families that had already adopted, some families that had adopted and were in the waiting pool again, and some families that were in the pool eagerly awaiting their first placement.
After only being able to take part in two adoptive family gatherings while we were in the waiting pool, we enjoyed going to another gathering of adoptive families. We're still incredibly busy taking care of a young Dominic and adjusting to our life as parents, but it is really worthwhile to spend time with other families who have had similar experiences. Many of the people we've met are just wonderful and fun to talk to!
Looking ahead, we still have some work to do until Dominic's adoption is legally finalized. Until then, we've been keeping busy. Now that the holidays are over and we're into 2013, I have started back at work full time. It's been a big shift and I'll likely have a post about my new parent-based perspective on work-life balance. In addition, Dominic's 2-month birthday is tomorrow! We've been pretty busy and quiet on the posting front (especially me), but there will be some fresh updates in the coming days.