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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Process

2008:  Dan and I started looking at websites for local adoption agencies.
July 2010:  Put ourselves on the waiting list for the next available orientation.
March 2011:  Have not heard from agency.  Call agency.  Agency has still no plans for an orientation class and therefore is not accepting applications.
July 2011:  Call agency again and inquire about fostering-to-adopt.  Was referred to foster agency.  Talked with our [now] case-worker and requested an application.
August 2011:  Turned in our paperwork and made the public announcement that we are going to be parents!
September - November 2011:  Got fingerprints and background checks and references turned in.  Went to 30 hours of classes about being a parent.  Had to move because our previous home, a loft downtown, wasn't kid-friendly.
January 2012:  Our foster-home license arrived!
January 31, 2012:  We were offered a 2 month old, we wanted him, then he went to another family.  Which was okay but we were still bummed.
February 7, 2012:  My lips were chapped so I walked to Walgreens to buy some petroleum jelly to ease the pain.  While I was in line, I got a call from our case worker.  She told me to grab a pen.  I didnt have a pen!  I was at Walgreens!  So, I bought the petroleum jelly (can we just call it Vaseline?) and ran home (literally) and got the whole story on this little guy.  I wasn't sure at first.  My heart had just been broken a week ago and I wasn't sure about our trip to France or if I was ready.  Dan and I talked and I called his dad, who is a great counselor, and we made the decision.  We wanted him.  It still hasn't hit me.  Last week, when we said we wanted the 2 month old boy that was available, I had to wait.  This time, it's actually happening!  It's happening!  I am going to pick up a 5 month old baby boy.  Right now.  What an unexpected afternoon that was.  One I'll remember forever.


And there you have it.  My life changed during a trip to the store for some Vaseline.



XOXO,
Lindsy

17 comments:

  1. crying tears of joy for your guys. Can't wait to meet him!

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  2. I'm very excited you took my advice on the Vasaline and I'm REEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY excited to be an Auntie!! See you this weekend, sis :) Love ~ Andrea

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  3. I'm crying too. and i had no idea vaseline "petroleum jelly" helped chapped lips?!?!? Where have i been living?
    i am SO excited to meet little pizza!!!

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    1. Vaseline is the best! My sister knows.

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  4. i can't wait to read about all of it!
    p.s. vaseline is the best remedy for chapped lips! i also use it as diaper cream. it works so well.

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  5. So happy for you guys! Can't wait to read more about it. :)

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  6. First time here, but this is so amazing. Congratulations!! I love when little miracles like this happen in our life. One door closes and then another, even better, opens. I am very excited for you.

    Congrats again!

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    1. thank you! and welcome to my corner of the internet! ;-)

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  7. Yah!!! :D I saw his picture on Facebook he's perfect! So happy for you! What's his name?

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    1. His name is very unique so we're not going to post it on the internet but I'll DM you on Twitter! ;-)

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  8. So is this forever? Or do you not know yet? Just get him a passport. France loves babies ;)

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    1. We dont know yet. But he's "Long Term" according to the agency.

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