Thursday, September 11, 2008
And it Begins...
Well... As I've discovered, if you enter into the adoption world it goes hand in hand with creating a blog. So... here's my attempt at conforming. We'll see.
I haven't gotten very far into the adoption process but at least I've taken the first important step. I mailed my adoption application to All Gods Children International on September 9th, 2008 and I found out today, September 11th, 2008 that it has been accepted! Whaoo hooo.... The next step is a bunch of busy work of gathering documents, referrals, fingerprints, a homestudy etc... They say it takes two to three months to complete this part. Its absolutely crazy exciting... and somewhat terrifying at the same time to embark in this amazing journey. I know that this will profoundly impact my life and that it will be extremely difficult at times doing this alone... but I don't care. I have always had a heart for children in need... and I can't think of a better way to give than bring a child that has no home, or parents that can take care of him or her, and provide that loving and nurturing home. I know that I'm not the most outspoken person about my faith -- I keep it close to my heart -- but I really think that God wants me to provide and love a child in need despite the fact that I'm not married. It is a huge challenge... but I'm excited to veer in a different direction than maybe a lot of people expected. I don't think that anyone who knows me is surprised that I want to do this... people are mostly surprised that I'm willing to do this alone.
Addendum: I really don't like this original post. It sounds greater than thou to me. Bottom line -- I really want to be a mom. And, I really want to be a mom through adoption. No other choice feels as natural to me. The above statements are true, but wanting to be a mom is the ultimate reason I've chosen to adopt. And I'm so thankful for that decision.