I suppose patience is the name of the game when you start in on the adoption process. Today I was supposed to have my orientation phone call -- although I just found out it has to be rescheduled for totally legitimate reasons... but I am anxious to hear more details about the Ethiopian program and have the opportunity to ask all my questions (I have written out two pages worth!) Now it just gives me the chance to think up even more questions!
It has been fun and an interesting process telling people of my plans to adopt. In a way I feel like I'm at an AA meeting... "Hi, my name is Shauna and I've decided to adopt." I have gotten all sorts of initial reactions to my news... mostly shock takes hold and then disbelief, excitement, and then questions follow. I have an amazing support system here and I couldn't feel more encouraged.
Oh... by the way. I have decided that I would like to adopt a baby girl! My mother will be so happy... (Maybe I'll tell her the news this afternoon after I pick her up at the airport and head straight to the towing yard to pick up her car that I was "babysitting" this week while she was in Phoenix. Whoops...)