One week ago today, my home study was signed off and I was officially approved as an adoptive parent!
I am APPROVED!!!
I want to thank my wonderful social worker for all of her encouragement, support, guidance, advice, acceptance, and the words of hope and wisdom she constantly shared with me. I feel so grateful that she is the one who is walking with me as we have journeyed from the first meeting to approval, and who will continue to walk with me as we move toward matching and placement.
Thank you for helping me to become approved to become a mommy!
What a year this has been!
When I went in to sign the papers, my social worker already had four sibling group profiles for me to consider (each one consisting of two children).
I ruled out one group right away based on the information she had, and we put my name forward for the other three.
None of these groups may work out, but it is exciting (and a little overwhelming) to imagine that I might soon be a mom to two or more children!
And so the matching process begins…! Continue reading