Am I worthy of adopting?
Oh Honey, I feel you in this one! I vividly remember our home visits. In our case, we had a lead on a child and submitted a portfolio directly to the birth mother first, THEN did our home visits. All the worries and wondering you’ve done here we’re what we did directly with the birth mom. How do you make yourself look “just right” to parent a child without looking too perfect or controlling. Striking that just right balance so they will trust you to love and care for a child forever... uff da! Adoption is not for the faint of heart! Hang in there. I’m rooting for you!
Oh my gosh this is so stressful! And cringey-hilarious! It reminds me of our green card interview where I put together a whole album of chronological, hand-labeled photos to prove how in love we were. 🤦♀️ But this is times a million! I laughed out loud at the beetle, and I support an intro on the next visit — he sounds like part of the family!
I was there with you every second. I could feel your anxiety, your panic about not measuring up to Jennifer’s standards. You were you, with all your strengths and insecurities, but your reactions and answers came from your wonderfullly, amazing heart and your incredible mind.
I'm a mother of four and G-Ma to six so far. So, I've never lived through an actual home visit for adoption. Yet, here I was holding my breath seeing my own two dog kissing their new “friend” and wondering what she might be thinking. I was relieved when she said she had dog. Then, I cringed when the conversation turned to mental health. I was right there in the hot seat. I know that feeling all to well. I felt so much better that Seth was there with the supporting hand squeeze. This post literally took me through every emotion but laughter ruled the day. Trust me, you're more “normal” (whatever that is?l) than you might think. At least that's what I always tell myself. 💜
Beautiful post! You had me hanging on every word. I felt like I was there with you through every detail and nuance. I am so rooting for you on this journey. So well written ♥️
Hey, I'm Sheila. Just happened across your blog and love your candid writing. I'm a quotes everywhere (as I look over my laptop to see some of my collection) and name the bug in the bathroom type! Look forward to reading more.
Sitting at the edge of my seat the entire time while reading. I really enjoy the way you write and the details that you include are so fun.