I’m on vacation in Florida, and I am finally internet connected to share……
We’ve Been Picked!!! A different person than the one who had narrowed us down—this woman has PICKED us!! We are supposed to meet when I get back this coming week.
She’s due August 8th!! So, things will move quickly, I guess! No time to hem and haw about it–ta da and we will be parents!!
We are geeked but yet somehow subdued, partially in shock, and partially afraid that it won’t go through….but cautiously optomistic!!
I shall keep you all posted….but if one day this blog isn’t here and there’s a link to a baby website, don’t be too surprised!!
Found out that the birthmom considering us hasn’t decided yet (she must really be deliberating!) and also found out the our profile is still being viewed by others, which is good. They don’t take you out of circulation until you are picked and you agree to it. So that’s good to know!
Also found out that they call quarterly to , quote the phone message I recieved, ” see if you are still interested in adoption”….HELLO!?! We’ve paid you some cash, have had our home inspected, labored over a scrapbook, and have been told that someone’s been seriously considering us–why wouldn’t we be interested in adoption?!?!
Turns out that was just a poorly phrased message by an intern–really, they were calling to make sure that our contact info was the same, that we were still interested in a “soon as possible placement”, etc. Turns out some people don’t call when they move/change #’s, magically get pregnant or happen by a child in some other way. Go figure.
So long story short: it is all status quo .
In reading Rachael’s comment, maybe we aren’t out of circulation. We just sort of assumed that we were…she’s got our little book. But our profile IS probably still in the big book (that’s where they narrow it down)…who knows!! After reading all of the paper work the BM fills out, and all of the releases she signs, I honestly am at peace with her taking as long as she needs (most days)–it is SO HUGE!! Personally, I can’t even read through that paper work w/o get the willies. So it goes……