The information session at Adoptions Options went very well. It was great to hear all of the information on the process we are starting, but more importantly it was amazing to be in a room full of people beginning the same journey toward parenthood.
We had a lot of nervousness heading into the office, but it quickly melted away as we looked around the room.
What gave me even more relief was to see other same-sex couples in the room.
I’m not sure why that was such a point of nerves for me; but I genuinely was going in with the uneasiness that we would be the only ones.
I think if we were, a part of me would feel that our chances of being selected were more slim. Was it that I found solace and comfort seeing couples “like us”? Whatever it was, I relaxed and soaked it all in.
Adoption Options is a fantastic organization that provides support and counselling to both the Birth Parents and the Adoptive Parents every step of the way. They were warm, inviting and the information session was run by parents that had recently successfully completed the process. It helped to reassure us that open adoption was the right choice for us.
Our next stage in the process is our first one on one meeting in the office the first week of April, followed by a weekend long education session in May. We are moving along! We are putting out positive thoughts, trusting in the process and believing that we will find the baby that was meant for our family.
We have to keep our humour. And remember to laugh and enjoy the ride. Luckily we rarely take ourselves too seriously. We are fun, kooky and will be amazing parents. I know it will happen for us.