Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Brand new rollercoaster!

We got a call from our adoption agency this afternoon!
They're presenting us to a potential birth mom (and possibly dad) tomorrow morning. The baby was born yesterday! They were calling to make sure we're ready - we just got on the list last week!

We're READY!

Okay, so the house is kinda messy and it would suck if I had to take maternity leave from my job right now, and all that kind of stuff, but...BABY!!

I have no idea how long it will take for the family to make a decision, so each hour is going to be excruciating.... And they might not choose us, obviously. That's fine. It's just sooo exciting to be being presented!!

By next week, we could be coming home with our baby!
(In our state, the surrender isn't final for 30 days, so the baby wouldn't be ours until after that 30 day period, but we're happy to take that risk. It's like having a foster baby for 30 days.)
Update: The mom decided to parent. Now it's back to waiting. I suspect this could happen a few times before our baby finally comes to us. I hope it's soon, though.


deb said...

Delurking to say WOW WOW WOW.
Thinking good thoughts for everyone involved.

Renee said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh awesome! That is SO KEWL that they have you out there already! Thinking positive thoughts, cant wait for an update!YAY! YAY! YAY!

sammy_bunny said...

That's so exciting!

fostermama said...

Well, it's not happening this time. Birthmom changed her mind last night. So, we're disappointed but happy for her and now we go back to waiting. And maybe I won't be totally sleepless like I was for most of last night!

Julie said...

man- what a rollercoaster- and i thought fostering was roller coasterish-!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! Good luck. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Dang, I am sorry the plan fell through - it is such a rollercoaster. The good news behind all this is thatfolks are working on your behalf to get your child(ren) placed with you - this is excellent indeed. I am still hoping a child shows up very soon - Christmas or New Years would be fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Oh, the quick rises and falls adoption brings you through! I try to convince myself that each possibility is one step closer to the real thing. (Occasionally my pessimistic side steps in to tell me that's baloney... but my optimistic is stronger willed!)