Io - This update is for you and the 4 other people who read my blog. I cannot tell you what you do for my self-esteem. Your last comment was really cute, thanks - I needed that. Sometimes I think - does anyone read my blog?
The meeting went well, D was good about not spilling so many of his beans. I swear last time I just wanted to look at him and scream - stick a sock in it, really man. He gets chatty when he gets nervous, I start cussing like a sailor when I'm nervous. What do you do when you are nervous?
Back to the update, it went ok. Borrowing a phrase from Jules, I plan to be cautiously optimistic. We completed their internal office requirements of the three different meetings + time requirements. As far as a timeline goes, the social worker stated that she will meet with the staff where they will analyze our "case" and decide if they will submit us to their Board of Directors. They will let us know next Thursday of their decision.
If/when we are approved by their office then they will submit our case to the Board the Tuesday after, which is also the primary ( YAY- GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!) . More hoops to jump through.
When we are approved, we will go through several training classes and then we get approved for our home study which includes locking up my really nice Henkel chef knives and baby/kid proofing our entire home + garage. After that, our child will find us. Somehow we started talking about children's books and our social worker stated that she was looking for someone to write a children's book explaining the fost/adopt program and then looked at me and said, I remember you stating that you like to write. In all seriousness, I would LOVE to write a children's book and especially about something so important like this. I looked the social worker straight in the eye and said if we get approved, I will write the book.
We had my mom, dad, bro + Sis in law, niece and nephew over tonight and everyone (well, the adults anyway) were asking questions and seemed to be getting a wee bit excited about this journey of ours. I'm not sure how we will explain our new addition to my darling nephew who just last May we told him there was a baby in my tummy. Thankfully, this four year olds have short attention spans and memories.
I will update as soon as I hear any news and thank you for reading my blog!