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!