13 April 2008

Waiting

As you may have noticed, the number of new posts to this blog has slowed down significantly. The reason is that we have been working on a massive project. Indeed, the most important project that either of us have ever undertaken.

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!

12 comments:

christina said...

Oooh, how exciting for you! Let's hope things move quickly.

The Big Finn said...

Good luck!

beth said...

Congratulations!! Fingers crossed the call comes soon.

Zurich Mama Geek said...

And now you'll have to come up with a blog persona for the baby! I'm thinking lots of happy baby thoughts for the whole family.

annonamoose said...

my comment didn't post (boo hoo) - here it is again
how exciting -
wishing you well!

Bill said...

As the parent of two boys, it is too early to say congratulations, but we are all happy for you - for all of you. The three of you will make a great family. The details just have to be worked out! My boys are 17 and 18, the best that ever happened to us.

CanadianSwiss said...

Congratulations! You must be really excited. Let's hope that the call comes soon

Susan May said...

I'm thrilled that you are getting closer ... add my good thoughts to all the others.

Jul said...

Glad to hear things have progressed so far! Best of luck. I hope you aren't waiting long.

swissmiss said...

Wonderful!!

Hence the need for all your old addresses a while back?

May your wait be short.

Global Librarian said...

You guessed it. It was the need for the 10 years worth of addresses (for criminal background checks) and the trip to the consulate in Frankfurt (Berne doesn't deal with adoption issues) and for the packet of documents with a check sent via FedEx. And for a whole host of other documents we have filed with various government agencies!

Samantha said...

oh wow, that's so exciting!!c