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Sunday, October 2, 2011

all things adoption

First thing's first. Surprise! - Our paperwork is in and our home visit is scheduled for the morning of October 15. I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't nervous. Not so much about the house. Those of you who know me well know that the house is always in order. I don't live or work well in chaos, so it's not the order of the house that makes me nervous. It's the going over every aspect of your life part that makes me nervous. I'm good at putting my thoughts on paper, but I sometimes get flustered trying to put my thoughts into words... that's the part that worries me. I'm sure it will be fine, but - naturally - I have to worry about something. That's just who I am.

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In the world of nursery furniture, our crib that we originally ordered from Wal-Mart and had to re-order at Babies R Us never arrived. Again. This forced me to accept that somewhere, someone just does not want me to have this particular crib. So on Saturday morning, I headed out on the Great American Crib Hunt for a white convertible crib that cost less than $200. And I found one! It was actually less expensive than the original crib we picked out, too. We bought it and brought it home today, and Joey is going to put it together this week.

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Aside from getting things together for the home visit, I've also been hard at work with my fellow RESOLVE volunteers to organize a big adoption event here in the Orlando area. Sadly, I just found out late last week that I won't be able to attend the event because I have a big presentation in one of my grad school classes (another part of my life that's been occupying most of my free time). But I hope that you can attend if you're in the Central Florida area. Here are the details:

When: Monday, October 10
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, 9400 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
Cost: FREE

Join the Central Florida affiliate of RESOLVE as they host an exciting evening focusing on various aspects of adoption. This seminar offers valuable information for people considering adoption as a future option, those beginning to gather information, or those already on the path to adoption. Presenters include adoption professionals and adoptive parents.

For more information and to RSVP, please email resolveofcentralflorida@gmail.com.

22 comments:

PCOSChick said...

I am so thrilled for you!! You will be just fine on your homestudy, but I remember feeling that way..perfectly normal! xoxo

callmemama said...

I was nervous before our homestudy visit, too, but our social worker was awesome and totally put us at ease. It felt completely normal to sit and blab about ourselves for a couple hours, lol.
You'll do great :). Good luck!

Kelly said...

You wouldn't be human if you weren't nervous! I'm so glad you got a crib!

Rach said...

Congrats on getting the paperwork done! I'm sure the home visit will go great!!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

I was nervous too. I think it's natural after all we've been through! You will do great though, I am confident. We just bought our crib last week too! It's white as well. An the nursery is painted... just waiting to fill it now! Can't wait until you are on the other side of the home study...

Three Cats and a Baby said...

You have to be nervous about your home visit. It's the law. I guess so that after it's over you can breathe a sigh of relief and say, "Oh, that was so easy." :)

I love the crib and I am so happy you finally have one!!

Rita said...

I can't believe your homestudy is right around the corner! I'm so excited for you!

Love the crib, too!

Dawn said...

I love the crib! I cannot believe the home study is coming up! I'm sure you'll be awesome!

Rebecca said...

Exciting about the crib and SOOOOOO excited about the homestudy!!! I know you're going to do awesome. After all you've been through so far it's hard to have someone come into your house and have the power to say "yes" or "no" about whether you'll be a parent. There is NO reason they'll say "no" though.

Jesica said...

Best of luck with the homestudy! Very excited for you guys!

Jessica said...

Congrats on getting ALL the paperwork done. That is a big job. I was nervous about the homestudy too, but the time flies by and you will do great. Just remember they are trying to help you and hardly anyone "flunks" the homestudy.

Good Luck!!

Arlyne said...

I'm so excited for you guys & will be thinking of you & praying with everything I have on Oct. 15th!!! just be yourselves & that's all they'll need to see! xoxo

Amber said...

The home visit had me in knots too. One it's over, you'll be so relieved - and maybe feel just a teeny bit silly for getting so nervous about it! At least, I did. Yay for progress!

I love the crib!

Audrey said...

I started reading your blog a couple weeks ago and I love it!

Jay said...

The crib is aboslutely adorable and so excited for you! Wishing you all the best!

Brave IVF Girl said...

So exciting! Good luck with everything!

Mommy ToBe (I hope) said...

Yay!! I would be so nervous too. I'm sure you'll be great. Lots of luck on the 15th!!

Ted and Maria said...

Congrats!!! I keep hearing that the home study is a breeze, but we're totally nervous, too. May ours both be as smooth as silk. And, yup, THAT's the crib you were meant to have. It's way cute!

An Adopted Life said...

Congrats on your home study! It will be great. We've had our individual interviews and are on the last leg of paperwork before the home visit. Our counselor told us it would be more like a working meeting to go over paperwork, placement, and dossier, etc. But...I totally redecorated the guest room and hung up all the "nice pictures."

Pix said...

Yep, hopestudies are a bit nerve wracking. Now that they are in the past for us, they don't seem so bad. But I remember how strange it was to sit there and think that this person is evaluating you, and based on this conversation, they are making judgements about you. I hated having my future in someone else's hands. I'm sure you'll do super awesome great and soon it will be in the past for you too!

Pix--
Cheese Curds and Kimchi

Adoption Agency said...

The property check out had me in troubles too. One it's over, you'll be so pleased - and maybe experience just a tiny bit absurd for getting so stressed about it! At least, I did. Yay for progress!

cribs for twins said...

I can't believe your homestudy is right around the corner! I'm so excited for you!

Love the crib:)