Approved!

Well we got the call this afternoon that we have been approved to foster-to-adopt and perhaps to straight up adopt.  After all the hurry up and wait, and lack of flexibility in the system, the review panel decided that our “parameters were broad enough”* that we might even get to bypass the fostering step and go straight to adopting. This process never ceases to amaze me. 

So now we wait some more, first for the paper work to catch up to the decision (likely about a week) and then we wait for the next call…there are, of course, still lots of decision points when it comes to matching kiddos to us permanently, and we very well may wind up fostering for a while, but realistically we could get a call in ten days or ten weeks. Who knows?! (Glad I am at the in-laws working on nursery accessories today!)

We’ve taken a HUGE step forward today and we are really excited.  And, if I may say so, I look really good for being 8 1/2 months “pregnant.” 🙂

We’ll continue to keep you posted.

*our paramenters are that we are willing to take either gender of any race or mix of races, up to age six; and we are willing to take up to two children at a time, so siblings are possible.

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9 thoughts on “Approved!

  1. Rudi September 17, 2009 / 9:21 pm

    Huzzah! Woo-hoo! Yes!

    Congrats!

  2. Sarah September 17, 2009 / 9:24 pm

    Yippee! Can’t wait for my new niece(s) and/or nephew(s) to arrive!

  3. Common Loon September 17, 2009 / 10:21 pm

    All here jumped and clapped and cried happy tears for you! Great excitement!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!

  4. Sionna September 17, 2009 / 11:16 pm

    Excellent news! I can’t wait to hear more!!!

    YAAAAAAAAY!!!

  5. sprite September 17, 2009 / 11:58 pm

    Congratulations, Eileen! Couldn’t be happier for you!

  6. Mom September 18, 2009 / 6:07 am

    CONGRATS!!! Sooooo happy for my E&C. Can’t wait to cuddle more Grands! From: The “approved” Granny-to-Be

  7. Susan September 18, 2009 / 7:24 am

    SO HAPPY for you guys…and US! And those kids….:-)

  8. mev September 18, 2009 / 11:15 am

    Yippee!

  9. Joanne September 18, 2009 / 7:16 pm

    Congratulations, Eileen. May the new addition sleep better than Wyatt.

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