Tuesday, April 27, 2010

profile: check!

after over 6 months, yes I said six months, we are an approved family! i have spent the last few weeks struggling over our profile books, but they are now completed! tuesday night we have a monthly waiting families meeting and when we walk in the door, not only will we have all 3 profile books, but we will also be carrying in our $2000 check!
one one hand we are super excited to have our profile available for viewing because we have been working towards this for so long now, but at the same time i am feeling anxious because there is nothing less for us to do now but wait. some more. because we haven't done enough of that!
tonight we were talking about what will happen next: who the birthmom will be, if we will get to go to the hospital; when family is coming, how we are going to pay the remainder of our placement fee, how long it will be, etc, etc, etc. so much to consider, and so much to look forward to! and predominately, so much to be thankful for!
now to recap in case you are new to adoption, this blog, or are just really confused about where we are and what happens now: the profile books are the first impression and sometimes the only thing the birthmother knows about us. she will look at the books and if she likes what she sees, she is liable to ask to meet us. at that point we will meet her and hopefully be matched. this period we are going into is the blindest area of adoption because this is where the real, true waiting begins. we have to wait for our birthmother to make the decision to place her child. then we have to wait for some girl to choose us from our profile books. next we have to wait for a phone call from mark with a "situation" where he will present her situation and see if we are willing to meet her. then it's waiting for labor and birth. and finally it is waiting for her to relinquish her rights and for the revocation period to end. we've come so far, with so far to go!
but get excited people! i am hoping that in 3 months time (because that would be a "term" pregnancy) that we will be coming home with our own little bundle of pink... or blue. :)
be blessed. cass


jen said...

whoooohoooooo! I am so happy for you guys! Praying for God's provision and peace during the waiting period. Love you all so much... can't wait to meet Baby Lawson!

Jesse and Leslie said...

YIPPEEEEE!!!! I was thinking of and praying for you guys this morning and am so glad to read this great update!

"For the vision is yet for the appointed time;It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay." Habbakuk 2:3

We love you guys!

The Davis Family said...

I'm so excited for you guys!! We definitely will call you to celebrate :)