Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Are you serious?

So yesterday I go to get the mail...and get a baby shower invitation from E's 20y/o cousin. So, I'm happy for her, but a little sad. I really want to give his grandma her first great grandchild. I'm also worried about his cousin. She is very young, and ran to the alter because she was pg. I hope everything works out for her.
That an my 45y/o cousin being pg just boggles my mind. I can't help but wonder why not me, but I know that God has a plan for us, and I just have to trust that.
On the plus side, we have officially made plans to go to the adoption orientation on July 26th. So, hopefully we will have our child in the next year! I am so excited to learn more about the process. We will be adopting through the county, and the children range from newborn to teenagers. They even have it like through private agency's where the birth mother picks you. Luckily, you don't have to pick an older child already in foster care. We want to do that eventually, but we want to start with a baby. Plus, private adoption can get pretty expensive, and through the county it is nearly free. The babies are usually drug babies, so they do require special attention and love...something I have been storing up for the last 21 months since we started trying for a baby.
Hopefully I am able to maintain my patience through this process.


Kristina said...

Jodi - Just thinking about you!! Glad you are blogging - check out my own!

Monkey said...

Welcome to the blog world! Thanks for leaving me a comment. I hope your process goes smoothly

Ann said...

Welcome to this crazy addicting internet world. Dh and I have been ttc for 4 years now. We went through some preliminary(sp?) testing, but long story short were told that our only "hope" for a bio child was IVF. We started saving...then decided it wasn't for us, so we started our adoption journey. So I know exactly how you feel about baby showers and that whole realm of feelings. I've been there. Looking forward to checking in and watching your journey unfold.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I are looking into adoption, too. I didn't know you could go through the county to do that, and that there were orientations and such.

Where would I start looking?