So, we went to the foster-to-adopt orientation meeting last week. (I would have posted sooner, but life is crazy right now. Who knew writing a dissertation would be so much work?!?!?) It went well, thought it started late and went over. My DH and I are very time oriented people, plus he hadn’t eaten supper before the meeting, so he was about to fall out by the end.
We now have all the paperwork to do and fingerprints and medical visits to go through. I’m also hoping we can get the training done this month. Then, we’ll just have to wait for all the inspections and the home study.
It’s an exciting time, but I really wish there was a place, like Fer.tility Frie.nd, where I could read a bunch of message boards about what I should do and shouldn’t do in this process. Like, I really want to know how specific I can be about kids, without seeming to be too choosy. I think we’d do best with a sibling pair, where the younger one was under age 2 and the older one was under age 6. Can I just say that? Should I just let things happen and not be so choosy?
And, these questions about my family. How should I answer those? Be really specific and honest, or just give the bare minimum?
Even the questions I have inspire new questions.
Anyone know of a good place to read? I’ve got books on what to do AFTER adopting, but none for DURING adopting.