Friday, August 29, 2014

7 Quick Takes - Adoption Still on the Brain


When I first started this post I thought my "Quick Takes" would be all over the place. As I finished it's pretty evident adoption is on the brain. Also, thanks to Jen for hosting, more "Quick Takes" on her blog.

1. The homestudy continues...
We are half-way through our homestudy meetings. Two down. Two to go. The home visit from our social worker is late September. It is scary being this vulnerable. Hopefully all will go well and we will be approved to adopt. The next step then will be preparing a profile book to be shown to birthparents. I am counting down the days until our homestudy is done, and we can move forward.

2. Open adoption
We have also been attending various adoption training classes as part of the homestudy. This past Monday was a class on open adoption. The more I learn about open adoption the more excited about it I become. Especially when considering the best interests of our adopted child, and the gratitude we owe his or her birthparents for choosing life and choosing us. Lord-willing we will have a healthy open adoption that will be healing and enriching for all involved.

3. Preparing to raise money
I recently added a few fundraising links to this blog. As we continue in the adoption process I will be sharing the blog with our extended family, friends, and acquaintances. Hopefully it will be a way for more people to learn about us and follow our journey, and also help with financial support if desired.

4. Talking to my boss
Yesterday I told my boss about our plans to adopt. I needed to tell her because she has to complete a reference form for the homestudy. I was so n.e.r.v.o.u.s!!!! Mostly because there are so many unknowns regarding when adoption will actually happen. When you are pregnant you know your due date. Not so with adoption. Thankfully my boss was wonderful. Phew.

5. Flowers from hubby
I got flowers from my hubby at work this week! Lately it's been kind of crazy with adoption classes, CFP night classes three nights a week, lots to do at work, nerves about talking with my boss, and miscellaneous homestudy stuff to do. My sweet hubby could sense my stress and surprised me with these beauties. Definitely bringing them home for the weekend.


6. Manicure with my sista
A few weeks ago we were visiting family in Wisconsin. I took my little sister for a manicure at a local beauty school. Yay for fun sister time!


7. It's a loooooooong weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That pretty much sums it up. Can't wait.

God bless your weekend, thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. So fun!!!! It's so exciting to see your progress toward adoption! Glad you had some relaxing time too, and kudos to your hubby for such beautiful flowers!

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  2. Praying for your adoption journey!! We are adopting a precious little girl from China and are about 2 months away from travel. I remember the homestudy phase well :-)

    May God guide and direct you on this very exciting journey!

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  3. You guys are cruisin' through this process! It's so exciting to read about!!

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    1. Thanks so much for being excited with us.

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  4. I can't begin to imagine how nervous you are! The idea of doing a home study freaks me out to no end. I'm so glad to hear that your boss was great when you talked to him.

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    1. Totally nervous...especially with a rough time last go around. This time things are going much more smoothly, but still feeling nervous.

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  5. Yay you guys are getting closer! What beautiful flowers your DH sent you! Enjoy the long weekend :)

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  6. You're in my prayers!

    I'm going to do an open adoption Q&A on my blog soon. Let me know if you have any questions. We have a very open relationship with Anthony's bm and people have a lot of misconceptions about the whole thing!!

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    1. Can't wait to read the Q&A!!!! Thanks for being excited with and for us! :)

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  7. exciting and nerve wracking I am sure! sending hugs!

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  8. The home study process is arduous but once it's behind you....you wait. I find the waiting the hardest part. Like you said...when you're pg...you have a due date...with adoption...God only knows (when and If). I have found that it helps to stay busy with things you enjoy as you continue with the process...for me...going to the gym has done wonders!

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  9. Lots of exciting stuff headed your way! I hope your home study is smooth sailing. :) And that raising money is a breeze. So happy that telling your boss went well. And those flowers are GORGEOUS! Great job, Mike! :)

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