Waiting on a Waiting ChildDiana Stone
Yesterday we received an email from our agency. It was the first one of it’s kind for us – a waiting child email. Pictures, descriptions, four little boys all around 6 months old that are waiting for a family. Each unique, each with their own delays and developmental issues, each just wonderfully perfect.
My heart ached to hold them all. I’ve never really wanted to be rich, but at that moment I wished I had enough money to bring them all here and snuggle and love and care for each.
I guess I’d wish for another set of arms as well in that case.
When Sam came home, we sat down and looked over the email, googling the medical descriptions provided. It was heart wrenching to read about what these little boys had already been through – so much in their short lives. We emailed our agency asking if, because our homestudy isn’t quite finalized, we could even begin to inquire about any of the boys.
I wasn’t sure how that process worked, but they let us know that we still could inquire about any we were interested in. I’m thrilled – we had expected them to ask us to wait to ask about any children until we were completely approved with paperwork done.
I wrote back this morning to say there were two that had really caught our attention. I wish I could show you their pictures, give you their names, but obviously they aren’t ours to share. So you’ll have to trust me when I say all of the boys were simply perfect in their own way.
We are still waiting on hearing about anything. This email was sent to all potential families so they may have already been asked about by a family much further along in the process. And that ok – we know that we will have the child we are meant to have. These little ones need a family soon, and if it’s not us then we will continue on the path set.
It’s incredible that this is finally the start of our journey. That doesn’t mean any of these children we’ll be referred yet – but we’re here. That’s pretty amazing. We are so close, so very close to this. I can’t believe after 9 years of contemplating adoption we are standing on the edge of it. We are being sent the emails, the pictures, the actual children who are waiting for a family. Maybe us.
Now we simply wait for the email back from the agency, the notification of our homestudy, and I try not to spontaneously burst into flames from the anticipation of it all.
Photo Credit and to Buy: Silver Sanktuary
Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and their families’ Korean adoption in progress on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances.Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter and Facebook, and on Pinterest.
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