Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Adoption Status: Approved

We got an exciting email today-our application has been officially approved!!! We are eligible to adopt a little girl aged 0-4, and our agency thinks we have a super great chance of getting the little girl we are trying to get.

OMG. WE GOT APPROVED!

But there is that little chance that we won't be able to get her......but we will get someone. There is a little girl out there that will be a part of our family.

OMG. I'M GOING TO HAVE A DAUGHTER.

I want to go do shopping right this minute. She is going to need princess dresses. And a pink soccer ball. PINK!

OMG. THIS IS GOING TO BE CRAZY EXPENSIVE AND I NEED TO FINALLY UPDATE MY NAME ON MY PASSPORT.

Where do you even do that? Oh goodness, there is so much to do. I feel thrilled beyond all else and panicked at the same time. A part of me thought we wouldn't actually get approved. A part of me thought we would hear no yet again. We have some huge payments to dish out very soon to really cement our place "in line" for a referral- for the little girl God is going to lead us to.

Do we take the chance of not getting her? Are we ready to do this now? Do we have the money? I have no idea how we will afford all of this. When it is all said and done, it will be around $40,000.....OMG. That makes my stomach hurt....but at the same time, I would pay millions to keep my sons safe, so thinking of it that way, why would I not make sure I found a way to pay the money to get my daughter safely to us?

We will have a daughter. A DAUGHTER.

I need to learn Hindi, stat

OMG!!!!

And even cooler? We got the best news ever on our 8th wedding anniversary.

I'm totally ordering this Tinkerbell hair clip for our Princess:

AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to have a DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Peter and Nancy said...

Many congratulations to you on starting the process! With our first adoption, it seemed so much harder to wait after we had a name and a picture, so I can imagine how you're itching to hop on a plane RIGHT NOW.

I read a few of your older posts -- and I've read the "Twenty Things" book too. It scared the pants off of me. Our agency doesn't have that book on it's required reading list anymore because I think they realized how paralyzed it makes us feel. I am glad I read it, though -- there is a certain percentage of adoptees who think that way and struggle with those same things, so I am glad I know that part of the spectrum.

But I also know adult adoptees who have had a completely different experience & perspective, so I have to remind myself that everyone experiences things differently.

Thanks for popping over to my blog -- I'm always so grateful to find other moms in process! It's good to have company while waiting.
Cheers,
Nancy