Thursday, October 29, 2009

We're being profiled again!

We just got a call from our adoption agency. They said that they have not heard back from Texas and they may never hear anything. Turns out a lot more people were being profiled for that case than I originally thought. Not just families from our agency, but people from other agencies as well. Basically, we have a better chance of being struck by lightening than being chosen for that case. And we will probably never hear an answer because if the birth mother chooses a family from somewhere else, our agency will not be notified.

But, the good news is....they had another case to tell us about! And after listening to all the details, we agreed to be profiled!!

There are between 10-12 profiles going out for this case, so I am trying not to get my hopes up. (Who am I kidding? It's been 15 minutes and I am already picturing Christmas with my new baby.)

So, now it's time to wait for an answer........

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Being Profiled

Yesterday we got a call from our adoption agency. When I saw their number on the caller ID, I got butterflies in my stomach. I don't know why, but most calls about a profiling opportunity come on a Friday afternoon. So, I had a feeling that was why they were calling.

She asked if I was ready to hear the details and I said yes before I even had pen and paper so I had to scramble quickly as she began talking. It had been so long since we got a call about a case. The last time was in April! I don't think we have been profiled at all since May.

I was very excited until she said Texas. Texas?

For the first six months, we weren't even open to being profiled for cases outside of NY because of the added expenses. This makes me very nervous because they said they don't know the fees yet, but had to get profiles out. They said we could change our mind once they find out how much it would cost. So, there is a chance even if we are chosen, that we couldn't afford it. And that is just fees. Then there is traveling to Texas.

So, I spent the first few hours being scared of this case.

Then the hope and excitement started to creep in. I looked up how long it would take to drive to Texas. And started thinking about having a baby by Christmas. Why do I do this to myself??

So, now it's time to wait for an answer. Waiting. Something I should be used to by now.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bathroom Renovations

Bathroom renovations so far: