Monday, November 24, 2008

Here we go....

Our first meeting with our adoption practitioner went well! She was calm and reassuring, and had a great sense of humour...which made me feel so much more relaxed. Turns out that spending two days cleaning my house was a waste of time, but no one could have told me differently! Mark and I have a MASSIVE stack of papers to fill out...med forms, questionnaires, police checks and fingerprinting, reference letters, etc, etc, etc. I'm not compliaining...it will all be worth it, but now that we're in the process, I want it to be over now!! I want to be bringing my child home NOW!

We've decided that we'd like to adopt internationally from Russia. Of course, God may have a different plan, but I feel so strongly that our son or daughter is in Russia. This is so exciting!!!

My heart is in Russia....

3 comments:

Tereasa said...

That's very exciting! I could have told you not to clean your house. In fact, safety is more of a concern than cleanliness. Focus on that.

I'm curious about your choice to adopt from Russia. What led you to that country? Is there a specific age range you are looking into? Are you interested in special needs?

Let me know if you need some resources that would help in preparation. I have access to a lot.

Tereasa said...

By the way, I journal for the Red Letters Campaign. Two of my blog friends who adopted from Russia also journal for RLC. You can find their blogs and other helpful info at http://www.redletterscampaign.com/adoption-411-2/country-overview-russia/

It's like Derral, but with a "T" said...

Whoa! I'm glad I stumbled on your blog. I didn't know of these plans! Congrats.
That may be a little early, but who cares, this is exciting.