Finally, after six months of work and waiting, my home study has been approved! It was so weird reading about my whole life and seeing what friends and family had to say about me. It's a neat artifact that I will have for me and my child. I would imagine that one day they will want to read this information and see the feelings and reasons behind my decision to adopt. This is a huge weight taken off of my shoulders. The next thing is to finish up my pictures and get my birth mother letter approved. My hope is that by the end of March beginning of April, I will be set to be chosen by the right birth mother. I am feeling like progress is being made and that makes me happy.
If you are looking about a good read with an adoption angle, check out Cutting Stone by Abraham Verghese. The book does not focus on adoption but it is an underlying theme. It does have a little medical jargon but nothing that can not be understood. I really enjoyed this book. It made me go through so many emotions. Check it out and let me know what you think. I tried to get the book cover on here but can't do it.
I have turned in all of my paperwork and am just waiting on my home study to be written and my pics to be approved. Right now, not much of this is in my control and I am not enjoying that. I want the pics approved and the home study written. I am ready to get this show on the road. I want to be up so someone can choose me. Ugh! I know...patience...I just don't feel like having even patience right now. I want my stuff done NOW! Any ideas on what I should do to help get my mind off of this??