I haven't wanted to blog about it before because it was so complex there was a possibility it would not happen. However, we have now worked through all of the legal implications, the logistics have been planned and we actually believe it will come to be.
So here it is: We are currently on the waiting list with an agency in the state of Texas to adopt a newborn infant.
We have been working towards this for the last year, but in the last few months the amount of focus required has risen tremendously.
Now that we are on the waiting list, we could receive a telephone call at any time. Or we could be waiting for months. However, we are taking this time to prepare ourselves for the eventuality of a baby. Which any parent can tell you is a significant amount of work in and of itself.
As a result, filling out stacks of forms, taking parenting classes, purchasing the essential baby-related items and reading an enormous stack of adoption and parenting books have left me a tad too busy to blog.
I do still have photos of Naples which I am determined to write about in the next few days, but please forgive my sporadic posts as we move into this new stage of our lives.
Because the specifics of adoption are private, I will not be posting much about it here. But we will let you know when we have a baby!