I'm tired. But, I just have to share this! At work today I got an email from our social worker. We're sixth in line to get in the adoption profile book!
Just last week I was able to have lunch with a dear, dear friend. I was telling her that I was disappointed to find out we were 15th in line to get in the book. But, we've waited this long, what's a little longer. I figured it would take us 6 or more months to get in the book. I could call our social worker to see where we were at, but I didn't think it was really necessary to know. We'd get a call when we were #5, #4, #3, #2, and #1. It was great to hear my friend's voice on the phone with me today when we celebrated our good news. I'm thankful for the many thoughtful and supportive people that have been on this journey with us.
It turns out, it's fun to know where you are on the list when you are only 6 families away from getting into the book. Six beautiful adoptions. Six families having their dreams come true. Then, we'll get in the book! And, I realize that it's just another step--we won't instantly get a match. But, we will have a chance at a match.
What does it mean when we go in "the book"? Our profile (along with 59 other families) will be in 7 books in Lutheran Social Services offices around the state for expecting mothers and fathers to view. If they like what they see, they could have a meeting with us. A CHANCE.
So, I better get cruising on our profile. But, for now, I plan to go to bed.