Well, I think our home study agent will definitely remember us. Hopefully it's for more than just stressing her out, but right now I think we have left an impression in that area! Lol. First off, I am grateful because our home study agency has been wonderful from the start. She has worked hard to get our draft done in a timely manner. It was submitted to our adoption agency about two weeks ago and I finally heard something back today. She wrote: "this will definitely be our longest international home study EVER...". I think I sense some frustration there (with the all-caps)! Ha ha. Thankfully she was gracious about it though, and I personally don't mind if it takes longer because I know Lina (from our adopt. agency) is a pro when it comes to making it perfect. It might take a while now, but hopefully that will mean a smoother process later on down the line.
Friends/family have been asking when we will go to Poland for the first time. All I can say is perhaps sometime between Christmas and Valentine' Day (?), but that is really just a guess. I know everyone will understand if that changes, I just want to be able to throw a ballpark time frame out there. Although, from reading other blogs I know it's just impossible to determine with much accuracy. If I try, I will go crazy so I just have to trust God's timing is always perfect.
As of late, I have been thinking about two things a lot. One is, how many children we should adopt. At first my husband felt called for us to adopt two. However, we already have three boys and the more I think about it, the more I apprehensive I am. I get scared thinking about everything from bonding to the cost, to being in Poland for 6 weeks with 5 children (not to mention the flight back) and then life as a family of 7. I keep going back and forth. I always wanted a large family, I am just afraid of the unknowns. Still praying about it. Also, we know our daughter's name and have started talking about her with our kids. I just wonder if it's okay that we have named her before knowing her birth name? I know some parents keep the child's given name and I don't know the etiquette on that yet. Well, sorry for the long post.
P.S. Thanks so much for your great comments. Not only do I enjoy reading everyone else's blog and posting feedback, but I enjoy my own blog now because of the great advice you leave me too!:) What a blessing.
Going private soon.....
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