Monday, January 30, 2006

2 more months

I wish I had a dollar for each time I've told Kevin that "if this was their adoption they'd care." I have had many a moment of frustration since this adoption process began when I didn't feel like my calls were being returned fast enough, or my concerns were being addressed well enough, or someone just didn't care enough. Some of them valid; some of them unfound. The most frustrating part was that we didn't get our homestudy, which was supposed to be complete before Thanksgiving, until the end of January; and I had to call to get it then. The truth is that it's all very scary. One of my friends asked me how we knew what to do to adopt. I told her, "Trust me, people will tell you." See, the problem is everyone has their own agenda. I felt like no one could see the big picture. Most of the people you have to deal with to complete an adoption have never adopted. They mean well and want to help, but they don't understand.

Well today someone heard all those complaints...I received calls from my adoption advertising network, attorney, agency, social worker, and ICPC representative all within about 2 hours of each other. Whew!

5 comments:

Cheryll said...

Cindy, You have to be so incredible excited. I can't imagine your being bothered by someone else's lack of caring, etc. You are such a nurturer and I know that you will be such a great mother. Please keep us updated on Amanda's progress. I miss both of you and am glad that you are both doing well.

Cheryll said...

P.S. Incredibly instead of incredible! :0)

Cindy said...

Thanks for your sweet thoughts! Amanda will be thrilled to finally deliver her little package. She's doing very well.

Philena Rush said...

Just be patient. I know the waiting was driving you nutty.. Good luck.

Cindy said...

Thanks! I am really doing much better with the patience part of things...TODAY. I stress, TODAY. We really do realize how blessed we are to have not had to wait years to be matched with our birthmother. We truly do love her. So far, she has been really easy to work with.