To bring you up to speed quickly... These last couple of weeks Ben and I have been researching and talking with different agencies and adoption services. It was very overwhelming and at many times discouraging, but all of those feelings went away when we spoke with Kay. Kay is part of a private law firm based out of California who specializes in domestic infant adoption. She made us feel so comfortable right from the very start and has been so great about answering all of our questions. Long story short, her law firm is the group we will be working through (instead of an agency) to facilitate our adoption of "Baby P" - we are so excited and so thankful to have found them!
We now have Paperwork Part 1 in our hands and our goal is to complete that over the next week. After the first round of paperwork...we then have a second round of paperwork (it's endless!), then we have to get all of our FBI fingerprinting done, background checks, health records udpated, and start our home study. (The home study and everything it encompasses is an entire blog post in and of itself.) Lots to do!!! But, our mindset is to take it one day at a time...every step we complete, gets us that much closer to the baby God has set apart for our family.
Again, thank you all for your prayers and support - and please keep 'em comin'! We couldn't do this without you...much love from our house to yours!