April 18, 2016
A New Journey
I know my latest posts have been, well, downers. Sorry about that. I wasn't fun on my end either, but there have been some more positive things going on in my little world that I should probably clue you in on. Things have actually been better since getting off the treatment bandwagon. It was a tough adjustment at first, but getting off the roller coaster of hope and disappointment has been really good for me, and the Hubs too. It's nice to just be us and not worry about medication, timing, and whatever else all the time. More importantly, its made room for an even better new adventure for us.
We've started the adoption process, and we're really excited about it! We actually decided that we would like to grow our family through adoption before we were even married, but with money being a big concern, the "old fashioned way" made the most sense to try first. We checked in every year or so since we were married on where we thought we were on heading towards adoption, but usually agreed we needed more time to get ourselves more stable, financially and otherwise.
This past fall we finally started looking at adoption more seriously, and started weighing our options. After several conversations, we realized we were on the same page and wanted to move forward. Around January, we requested information from a bunch of agencies and facilitators (kind of like agencies, but less full service) in my area. We heard back from most, and talked with a few, but nothing was really clicking. Finally, in March, we heard back from one facilitator we had inquired to back in January and things started to fall together. Before the end of March, we had officially signed up with our facilitator, and had started the home study process (basically a background check on steroids).
Right now, we're still in the early stages, and there is a lot more to do,and plenty of time to go, but it's exciting to have gotten the ball rolling. There are a lot of uncertainties in our future, but we have started to let ourselves be hopeful, and it's a nice feeling. So, that's what's new in my world! I'll probably be writing more about the whole journey here, so I've created a new tab/page for adoption up at the top. Hope all is going well with you!