im really keeping this journal for myself more than anything.. i dont think too many people read these anyway.
Today was a wonderful day because its the first day ive had peace about having a child in a LONG time.
ive known i wanted to adopt since i was 11... and chad has known and been on board since we started dating... so the idea of adoption has always been in the back of my mind... knowing it would happen "someday".. i just never thought "someday" would sneak up on me so soon!
last night i officially decided that i want to pursue adoption... now. i talked to chad about it today and he's completely on board. hes such a wonderful husband. he just wants to be a daddy.. doesnt matter how.
so i called SNAP.. which stands for special needs adoption programs in kentucky. ive done tons of internet research and decided that state adoption was the route that we should go. after talking to chad, he agreed. the downside is that we may not get our child very soon because we want a younger child.. it would be great to get an infant but we are realistic and understand that infants in the state system are really hard to come by. we want a child that is under 4. we're young, (im 23 and chad is 24) and we feel that we wouldnt want to jump into parenting an older child. also, we plan to have more than one child (at least 4) so we would want our adopted child and our next child to be close in age.
anyway.. so the journey begins. the lady at SNAP said she would have someone send us info on the classes and home studies. i hope it comes this week... i really dont want to wait a long time to get started. i guess id better get used to being patient though!
woohoo! im so excited to start the journey toward meeting my forever child.