Okay, first, a totally girly moment with very girly font color…oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! Yesterday we got notified that our profile had been approved by AdoptUS all ready and that we could submit inquiries now. In the wee hours I finished our national profile (it took a while to find a pic that fit their size and didn’t cut half our faces off or other weird things). I then did 7 inquiries (we actually have 177 matches nation wide [!!], but narrowed it down to the states around us). A few hours later we all ready received three responses from case workers, all requesting information that I had to email my social worker for, since I’ve never received the completed forms yet. One response was from the case worker of the girl that actually sparked our decision to take this fork in the road!
I’m trying so hard to not get overly excited or expectant, since we’ve been there and done that with a lot of heartache, but when I sent an email in response to the requested info, explaining the delay while I work to get that information, I literally got tingles. So silly and so incredibly happy that we are able to work toward finding and getting Kiddo again. Never would I have expected to have gone this route, but I am so thankful that God gave me the courage to take this step. It’s terrifying to be handling all of this by myself, instead of having a social worker to mediate and do the main work, but I pulled myself up by the bootstraps and started the new path. I’m freaking giddy, despite knowing this could all come to just heartache. We have options and hope again.