We designed this site in order to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away and in order to communicate with other adoptive families from around the world.

When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

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Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Friday, March 27, 2009

Six Months!

This weekend is our six month-a-versary of being on the list. On September 28th, 2008 Holt received our dossier and we officially went on the list at number 29. Of course we started this process 15 months ago but I'm not even going to let myself think about everything that went wrong with our homestudy. So anyway, we're going to celebrate a little because six months is a big deal!!

I really can't believe we made it this far. I remember mailing that package and thinking "It's happening"! I was so excited to finally really be waiting but at the same time I couldn't believe how much further we had to go. Now we've survived 6 months of it and sometimes it seems as though it flew by and other days I'm amazed the house is still standing and we're both still alive. For those of you not surviving an adoption, yes, it's been a bit stressful.

So for everyone who just started the process: As impossible as it seems, time will eventually pass.

And for everyone ahead of us: Let's get those late-late-late March referrals in and find out how much we've all moved up this line!

May the next six months bring each and every one of us closer to our children,
- Rosemary


Chris and Terri said...

YAY!!! For you guys!!! That's a great reason to celebrate!

I'm off to keep myself busy busy busy so I don't think about my phone not ringing!!!

Let us know where you are in line when you find out! I'll certainly update you if I hear anything!


Jessica said...

Congratulations. Six months is a big milemarker. Go celebrate (and not by packing!) You're absolutely right, here's to the next six months.

blackbelt said...

Congratulations. The waiting is excruciating. Not because of the varicose veins and back aches. But the sleepless nights, the indigestion, the pleading with God, "please let this be over."

I am so happy for you. One month closer to your little one.

Mireille said...

Congratulations, up to the next mile stone!!

Matt and Tiffany McClain said...

Hurray!! We are so excited for you both. Time may be going slow now but once you get your little bundle of joy in your arms it will all be worth it and before you know it you will be taking pictures of their first day of school, prom, and then their wedding!

Matt and Tiffany McClain said...

We are so excited for you. I know the time has been going slow but it will all be worth it when you hold your little bundle of joy in your arms for the first time. And before you know it you will be taking pictures of them on their first day of school, then prom, and then their wedding. They grow up way too fast!

Wyndee said...

Hang in there!!!! In the not too distant future you will only vaguely remember the horrendous wait--- I promise!!!!