|Office Kitty is not impressed with our papers|
...recorded a video of the two of us that will go online with our profile where we answered the typical questions of "What do you like about your spouse?" and "Why does openness appeal to you?"...
|Oh dear god, never do an image search on "openness." Kids, the internets are scary.|
...and then we also talked a lot with Katie about some major adoption topics like transracial adoption, attachment, and exposures. Since we have plenty of time coming up and will review some of these later, I'll keep this focused on transracial adoption.
What does transracial adoption actually mean?
It's a fancy term for when you adopt a child of a race different from your own. For us, Andy and I are both white. A transracial adoption for us means that we could be adopting a child that is hispanic, asian, african american, etc. The end result is that the child may look obviously different from us. Looking at our first child, Dominic is a white baby that easily fits into the societal mold where people can easily assume that we are his parents.
|With two dads and an old brother that are white, some of these kids might look the same as us while others would look different and be confusing to people that don't know our family|
|Even the folks from Avenue Q tell us that our family|
will be judged at least a little bit whether we're a
transracial family or if we're all white
So looking ahead, where are we at in the process?
We're moving right along! There are still several weeks of wrapping up our homestudy and getting background checks done by the FBI. Beyond that, we also need to write and prepare all of our materials for our online profile for the OA&FS website. Still a fair amount of work left, but we're likely less than 3 months away from the pool and should be "swimming" with Charley the Waiting pool whale again before summer starts!