I’m a firm believer in many things, one of them being signs. Our first one this week was when my mom picked up our pre-application with the agency that is coordinating the fost/adopt program we are using. She left herself a sticky note saying “Pick up Kara’s baby papers” and had a fortune cookie placed atop this reminder note all day. Finally, as she is leaving work for the day she unwraps the clear crinkly paper and reads the fortune….. A SHORT STRANGER WILL SOON ENTER YOUR LIFE. She even showed this to the counselor we’ve been working with. Thankfully, she found and appreciated our humor, hope and fun loving spirit we cling to in times of crisis.
The second happened today when I purchased a book at Costco “How to Say It” kids & teen version. Basically a reference book on how to tackle tough subjects with children and teens. I figure I can use this in my new profession as well as home, while I was showing my mom this great new book we turned to a random page which had the word ADOPTION in bold letters.
I’ve always been comfortable with considering adoption as an option but it is nice to have these events that I feel are signs telling us we are doing the right thing.