This will be a bit of a scattered post, but “adoption” is the common theme….
Update One: We haven’t heard from MsJ in over a month. I’ve texted her several times, but haven’t heard anything. I’ve sent an e-mail and even called her. But, nothing. I worry that she’s in trouble again. I have every faith in her, but I know life is hard. At this point, I’m just waiting to see what happens next. She knows how to reach out to us, and I don’t want to intrude on her life. I’ll send a Christmas card and a little care package around the same time. I continue to send her my thoughts and best wishes, and hope you all can do the same!!
Update Two: The law firm finally gave us a “thumbs up” on the zillionth draft of our profile. Sheesh! So, we sent it off and got a very cursory e-mail back thanking us. That was a month ago, and no communication since then. I was kind of hoping that somehow having an active profile would make the communication happen a bit more frequently, but I was apparently wrong.
Update Three: McRuger and I have had several conversations about Adoption #2 and what it means in terms of Cadet’s needs and his future. It’s been hard to contemplate (after all this work) that #2 might not be in our best interest. Yes, we want Cadet to have a sibling. Yes, we would love to have a second child. However, given Cadet’s delays…is it fair to child #2 or Cadet? It’s a question we really don’t have an answer to yet, it is something we’re discussing on an ongoing basis. I’m asking a lot of questions to myself and McRuger, even seeking out the advice of other moms who have children with delays, and trying to come to peace with whatever we decide (before we decide it).
So there ya have it!